Beryllium Aluminum Alloys - Beralcast® Alloys
A family of beryllium aluminum alloys called Beralcast® Alloys from IBC Engineered Materials Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. These beryllium aluminum alloys overcome the limitations of pure beryllium and existing aluminum alloys while retaining the benefits of the two metals.
Beralcast® alloys serve as a higher-performance or lower-cost replacement materials for cast aluminum, magnesium, titanium, metal matrix composites, non-metallic composites, and pure beryllium or powder metallurgy beryllium-aluminum. Some of the applications include disk drive armatures, automotive braking and structural components and aerospace and satellite system components.
The principal Beralcast® metal matrix is more than three times stiffer than aluminum with 22% less weight and can be precision-cast to simple and complex configurations. This material is very lightweight with a high modulus of elasticity and can be precision cast for three-dimensional stability. Beralcast is ideally suited for certain demanding semiconductor manufacturing equipment, computer components and other commercial and aerospace applications and allows for a near-net shape to be cast for maximum manufacturing efficiencies. We manufacture our beryllium alloys utilizing either pure metallic beryllium or certified beryllium copper master alloy.
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This beryllium aluminum alloy consists of 65% Be and 35% Al (by weight) and is used primarily for moderate strength cast electronic and thermal packaging applications.
BeAl-191 also provides a unique capability for selected applications in optical systems, where increased stability through the operational temperature range and thermal conductivity are of critical importance.
This beryllium aluminum alloy, a metal matrix composite, consisting of between 60 and 70% Be (by weight) is a wrought product offered by IBC Engineered Materials to be used in the process of manufacturing extrusions for a broad spectrum of industries.
BeAl-310 is used primarily for select directional, higher strength applications.
This beryllium aluminum alloy provides an ideal solution for weight, stiffness and thermal critical applications in aerospace, defense and commercial markets. BeAl-363 is a metal matrix composite which consists of 65% Be (by weight) and 35% Al.
BeAl-363 is used primarily for high-strength/high-elastic modulus precision cast structural applications. This alloy is 22% less dense than Al-356 and is 3.5 times as stiff.