Without the process of heat treating, copper beryllium alloys would not be as versatile. This alloy is commonly used by many industrial, commercial, and residential businesses. Other forms of copper alloy usually gain strength through only cold working. For wrought copper beryllium to achieve its final characteristics, it must be treated with a mixture of cold work and age hardening (heat treating). Final alloys have many advantages that are not available when working with other alloys. Heating treating copper beryllium is broken down into a two-step process:
- Solution annealing
- Age hardening
When constructing copper beryllium alloys, two basics classes are prepared with heat treatment. High strength variants are strong and have high conductivity. High conductivity versions are more conductive but less strong. Both alloys come as strips in Mill hardened tempers with heat treatment.
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