Key Properties of Beryllium Copper

Beryllium copper—also referred to as spring copper, BeCu, copper beryllium, and beryllium bronze—is a copper-based alloy that contains varying amounts of beryllium. The beryllium content typically ranges between 0.4 to 2%. As one of the highest strength copper-based alloys, this material finds application across all sectors of industry. In addition to its high strength, different […]

Metal Alloy Comparison Guide: Copper, Brass, and Bronze

Copper, brass, and bronze are part of a category of metals known as “red metals”, which are characterized by their reddish tint. While copper is a pure metal, brass and copper are copper alloys (brass is a combination of copper and zinc; bronze is a combination of copper and tin). All three of these metals […]

Metal Comparisons: Brass vs. Bronze

Along with copper, bronze and brass belong to a category of metals referred to as “red metals” due to their distinct reddish color. These two materials are copper-based alloys containing varying amounts of other elements that produce a wide range of different properties. For instance, bronze typically consists of copper and tin, but other elements […]