Welding of Beryllium Copper

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I am looking into joining beryllium copper parts and wanted to know the best suggested method. The joint will be a butt joint and the material will be about .015" thick. Any input?

-- Eric Hochstetler (ehochstetl@aol.com), January 10, 2002


Your application sounds similar to many connector manufactures that want to join two large rolls of material together before stamping. In this case, they typically will use a Cap Discharge (875 Watt Second) power supply, coupled with a weld head that will deliver 50- 100 lbs of force. Use 1/4" BeCu electrodes for best results.

-- Kurt Tolliver (kurt@unitekequipment.com), January 10, 2002.

Just be sure you don't make any fumes, like an arc process would.

-- David Bacon (dbacon@updatetechnology.com), April 19, 2002.

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