We’re happy to announce that we are adding C172 Beryllium Copper Round Bars to our selection of materials!
What is C172 Beryllium Copper used for?
C172 is most widely used alloy in the Beryllium Copper family. This is due to its combination of high strength, hardness and thermal and conductive properties. Additionally, it is non-magnetic and non-sparking.
This makes it great for molds, specifically plastic injection molds, complex shaping, and hazardous projects such as those involving oil or gas. For these reasons it is particularly popular in the aerospace, coal, natural gas, and oil industries.
Beyond these more technical purposes, C172 Beryllium Copper is often used in high end musical instruments, especially percussion instruments, valves in motors, and gold clubs. These are just a few examples. In most situations where you need a non-sparking material with high strength, wear resistance, and/or conductive properties, C172 is an excellent choice.
The material we are stocking are all cold worked materials.
C172 vs C173
C172 is very similar to C173. The main difference is that C172 does not contain lead like C173. As such, it doesn’t machine as easily. These are both useful, though more specialized, metals.