Beryllium Copper Rod and Plate for the Plastics Industry

beryllium copper

Berylco Plus, Supra and Ultra products are designed with one goal in mind. Improved profit through improved performance. Plate Products are available in three grades from two alloy systems.

  • Beryllium Copper 17510 - higher conductivity, lower hardness beryllium copper
  • Beryllium Copper 17200 - medium conductivity, medium hardness beryllium copper
  • Beryllium Copper 17200 - lower conductivity, higher hardness beryllium copper

Typical Applications

Beryllium Copper 17510

  • Low pressure blow molds
  • Limited applications for injection molds
  • Inserts in steel & aluminum mold for higher cooling rates at critical areas
  • Sealing Tools
  • Cooling inserts
  • Plungers for die casting of light metals
  • Nozzles & needles for hot runner systems

Beryllium Copper 17200

  • Injection molds & high pressure blow molds
  • Inserts in steel molds for higher cooling rates at critical areas
  • Inserts in aluminum molds for higher strength & wear resistance
  • Cooling inserts
  • Nozzles & needles for hot runner systems

Performance

Beryllium Copper 17510

  • Moderate in strength
  • Provides the best conductivity of all materials
  • Higher in strength than aluminum
  • Can be used as a total mold system or as an insert in other molds

Beryllium Copper 17200

  • Provides good wear resistance
  • Improved machinability
  • Can be used as a total mold system or as an insert in other molds

Beryllium Copper 17200

  • Higher hardness than Supra
  • Recommended where greater resistance and higher operating pressures are required
  • Can be used as a total mold system or as an insert in other molds

Properties

RWMA Class
(Alloy Number)
Chemical
Composition
Hardness Thermal
Conductivity
Tensile
Beryllium Copper 17510
(17510)
BE.20-.60
NI1.40-2.20
B95-102 145 115 ksi
Beryllium Copper 17200
(17200)
BE1.80-2.0
NI+CO.20 min
NI+CO+FE.60 max 
C25-32 75 170 ksi
Beryllium Copper 17200
(17200)
BE1.80-2.0
NI+CO.20 min
NI+CO+FE.60 max 
C36-42 60 182 ksi

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