FAQ’s of Beryllium Copper
Frequently asked Questions of Beryllium Copper
Question:- “Is Beryllium Copper Magnetic?”
Answer: “No. Most alloys of Beryllium Copper are usually Non Magnetic.
Question:- “Is Beryllium Copper Toxic?”
Answer: So, Beryllium in natural form when inhaled with dust or mist is Toxic. But Beryllium Copper in solid form or as a finished product like a rod, bar, plate presents no known harm or health hazard.
Question:- “How to cut Beryllium Copper?”
Answer: Today with the latest technology of #WaterjetMachines, one can cut #BerylliumCopper without affecting any properties of #Beryllium #Copper. Apart from that, we usually cut Beryllium Copper using a #Bandsaw Machine or a Circular saw. One can also cut it and machine it in a #CNC.
Question:- ” What is Beryllium Copper?”
Answer: Beryllium Copper is an age-hardening alloy, which attains the highest strength in any copper-based alloy. #Berylliumcopper (#BeCu), is also popularly known as beryllium bronze or spring copper. #Beryllium #copper contains 0.5—3% beryllium and some other elements. There are few grades of Beryllium Copper, which have different applications.
Question:- “What is Beryllium Copper used for?”
Answer: Beryllium Copper has few grades used for various applications. Rods, Bars, Plates are highly used in moulds because of high conductivity for faster heating and cooling, the strips are highly used for the spring action in switches, EMI Shielding, and many other applications, you can also use beryllium copper wire for springs. Beryllium Copper foils are also used where they need EMI shielding in some places.
Question:- “What are the different Grades and Applications of Beryllium Copper?”
Answer: #BerylliumCopper most popular grade is #C17200, this contains 2% beryllium and it has varied Applications. It is highly used in Plastic Injection Mould Machines And many other Applications like Switches and things like that. Beryllium Copper has also other grades like C17500, C17510, these Grades are used for welding purposes.
What are the 5 Most Popular and Unanswered Questions for the Copper Titanium Alloy?
#CopperTitanium #BerylliumCopper #NonSparkingTools #CopperBeryllium #TitaniumCopper
These are the Five questions that most of my clients and many other people have asked all over the world for the Copper Titanium Alloy:
Question 1: Is it registered as per the International Standards?
Question 2: What is the Conductivity of Copper Titanium (CuTi)?
Question 3: Are the grades and the applications defined?
Question 4: Is Copper Titanium Non-Sparking?
Question 5: Are the price Metrics defined?
Question 1: Is it Registered as per the International Standards?
Answer: All Metals and alloys are defined under ASTM or UNS and these are the International Standards and there are more under which alloys come. Copper Titanium Most of the Copper Titanium (#CuTi) alloys are not defined under these standards, I am not comfortable using an alloy which is not defined under these standards.
Question 2: What is the Conductivity of this material (Copper Titanium [CuTi])?
Answer: The Conductivity of Titanium (Ti) is very low, the conductivity of Aluminium (Al), Nickel (Ni) is good, the conductivity of Copper (Cu) is even better, the conductivity of Beryllium (Be) is good. If you put Titanium (Ti) and Copper (Cu) together the conductivity of the allow will drop whereas If you put Beryllium (Be) and Copper (Cu) together the conductivity goes up, even alloys of Aluminium (Al) and Nickel (Ni) should perform better than a Titanium Copper alloy. I would rather go with a Copper Beryllium alloy (BeCu/CuBe) as a conductor than Copper Titanium (CuTi). Applications of CuTi: In the moulds, you require very high conductivity and there also many other applications. Where the conductivity is a problem, they require very high conductivity. I would not be able to use such an alloy.
Question 3: Are the grades and the applications defined?
Answer: It is not defined in the International standards of ASTM, UNS and other International Standards. I don’t know how will the application be defined to the grades. There is no clear picture of this.
Question 4: Is Copper Titanium Non-sparking?
Answer: Well, there is a FACT that Ferro Titanium is highly used in explosives and fireworks all over the world. So, I can’t imagine using a Copper Titanium Hammer and trying to hit on a wall or a Nail or anything that has Iron (Fe) in it. Now if Titanium and Iron together can make fireworks, a tool which is made of Copper Titanium, I don’t know what it can do, I don’t think you should try this at home. I would rather use a safety non sparking tool made of beryllium copper than any other tool.
Question 5: Is the Pricing system of Copper Titanium defined?
Answer: All the metal prices are listed on the metal exchange even Gold is listed on the metal exchange. Now let’s assume the price of copper is 100 ₹ and let’s assume the price of titanium is 200 ₹ and alloy of copper and titanium put together should be ranging in a price between 100 to 200 plus some machining cost, making cost, alloying cost, whatever you call it. Now with Copper titanium these prices are off the charts they are way ahead there is no justification for it, it is not special material it is just an another alloy. As of today, I understand Copper Titanium is not a great alloy, they have to do a lot of research a lot of work and put together to bring this to the work and for us to use it, I would rather take an alloy which has material safety datasheet or what we call it an MSDS. Even Beryllium Copper Alloys, Copper-nickel alloys all of them have the material safety datasheet but it is not present for copper titanium alloys. Hands down I would not suggest you use something like this
Do it on your own Risk…