C17200 Beryllium Copper ASTM B196, AMS 4533, RWMA CLASS IV
Most commonly utilized beryllium copper alloy and is notable for exhibiting the highest strength and hardness compared to commercial copper alloys. Its strength and hardness is similar to that of steel. C17200 ultimate tensile and Rockwell hardness properties in a peak aged condition are in the 200 ksi range and RC 45 respectively (electrical conductivity 22% IACS minimum).
Typical Uses for C17200 Beryllium Copper:
- ELECTRICAL: Electrical Switch and Relay Blades, Fuse Clips, Switch Parts, Relay Parts, Connectors, Spring Connectors, Current Carrying, Contact Bridges, Belleville Washers, Navigational Instruments, Clips
- FASTENERS: Washers, Fasteners, Lock Washers, Retaining Rings, Roll Pins, Screws, Bolts
- INDUSTRIAL: Pumps, Springs, Electrochemical, Shafts, Non Sparking Safety Tools, Flexible Metal Hose, Housings for Instruments, Bearings, Bushings, Valve Seats, Valve Stems, Diaphragms, Springs, Welding Equipment, Rolling Mill Parts, Spline Shafts, Pump Parts, Valves, Bourdon Tubes, Wear Plates on Heavy Equipment, Bellows
- ORDINANCE: Firing Pins
- OTHER: Tools