C172 Beryllium Copper is used in a variety of
industries. From aircraft bushings to
oil field drill tooling applications, this alloy is utilized for its strength,
corrosion resistance, and hardness.
Depending on how the beryllium copper is tempered can change its
physical properties. Specific tempers of
C172 Beryllium Copper are needed for specific applications. For this reason, there are a number of
different tempers of C17200 Beryllium Copper available.
The most popular tempers of beryllium copper are as follows:
TD04 or H temper
TF00 or AT temper
TH04 or HT temper
The use and duration of age hardening is the process that
differentiates each of these tempers. In
Aerospace use, each of these tempers are associated with a different AMS
number. There are even company specific
specifications that are associated with one temper and another. This can get a little confusing when trying
to determine what temper of C17200 your job requires. For this reason we created a comparison chart
that outlines the various tempers, their physical properties, and
specifications associated with each one.