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C17200 Beryllium Copper

C17200 (CDA 172) Beryllium Copper is the most commonly utilized Copper Beryllium alloy and is notable for its highest strength and hardness compared to commercial copper alloys. C17200 alloy contains appr. 2% of beryllium and achieves its ultimate tensile strength can exceed 200 ksi, while the hardness approaches Rockwell C45. Meanwhile, the electrical conductivity is a minimum of 22% IACS in the fully aged condition.C17200 also exhibits exceptional resistance to stress relaxation at elevated temperatures.

C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys

Typical Application for C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys:

Electrical Industry: Electrical Switch and Relay Blades, Fuse Clips, Switch Parts, Relay parts, Connectors, Spring Connectors, Contact Bridges, Belleville Washers, Navigational Instruments, Clips

C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys 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

C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Available Sizes:
Custom Diameter & Sizes, Random Mill lengths.

Available Products (forms):
Round bars, Round strips, Round wires, Round tube, Flat bars, Square bars, Rectangular bars, Hexagon bars, Plates, Sheets, Coils Custom shapes are available upon request.

Chemical Composition:
Be: 1.85-2.10%
Co+Ni: 0.20% Min.
Co+Ni+Fe: 0.60% Max.
Cu: Balance
Note: Copper plus additions equal 99.5% minimum.

Typical Physical Properties:
Density (g/cm3): 8.36
Density before age hardening (g/cm3): 8.25
Elastic Modulus (kg/mm2 (103)): 13.40
Thermal Expansion Coefficient (20 °C to 200 °C m/m/°C): 17 x 10-6
Thermal Conductivity (cal/(cm-s-°C)): 0.25
Melting Range (°C): 870-980

1). the units are based upon Metric.
2). the typical physical properties apply to age hardened products.

International Specification:

C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Rods/Bars/Tubes: ASTM B196,251,463; SAE J461,463; AMS 4533,4534,4535; AMS4650,4651;
RWMA Class 4
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Strips: ASTM B194, AMS4530,4532; SAE J461,463
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Sheets: ASTM B194
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Wires: ASTM B197, AMS4725, SAE J461,463
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Wires: ASTM B194, SAE J461,463; AMS4530,4533,4534,AMS4650,4651; RWMA Class 4.

European Standards: CuBe2, DIN 2.1247, CW101C to EN

ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials
SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
AMS: Aerospace Materials Specification (Published by SAE)
RWMA: Resistance Welder Manufacturers' Association
Note: Unless otherwise specified, material will be produced to ASTM.

Mechanical Properties:
The Mechanical Properties will be available on request from customers.

Most Commonly Temper Used:
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Rods/Bars/Tubes: A(TB00),H(TD04),AT(TF00),HT(TH04)
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Strips: A(TB00),1/4 H(TD01),1/2 H(TD02),H(TD04)
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Sheets: A(TB00),1/4 H(TD01),1/2 H(TD02),H(TD04),AT(TF00)
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Wires: A(TB00),1/4 H(TD01),1/2 H(TD02),3/4H(TD03),H(TD04)
C17200 Beryllium Copper Alloys Plates: A(TB00),H(TD04),AT(TF00),HT(TH04)