A family of beryllium aluminum alloys called Beralcast® Alloys from IBC Engineered Materials Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. These beryllium aluminum alloys overcome the limitations of pure beryllium and existing aluminum alloys while retaining the benefits of the two metals.
Beralcast® alloys serve as a higher-performance or lower-cost replacement materials for cast aluminum, magnesium, titanium, metal matrix composites, non-metallic composites, and pure beryllium or powder metallurgy beryllium-aluminum. Some of the applications include disk drive armatures, automotive braking and structural components and aerospace and satellite system components.
The principal Beralcast® metal matrix is more than three times stiffer than aluminum with 22% less weight and can be precision-cast to simple and complex configurations. This material is very lightweight with a high modulus of elasticity and can be precision cast for three-dimensional stability. Beralcast® is ideally suited for certain demanding semiconductor manufacturing equipment, computer components and other commercial and aerospace applications and allows for a near-net shape to be cast for maximum manufacturing efficiencies. We manufacture our beryllium alloys utilizing either pure metallic beryllium or certified beryllium copper master alloy.