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Beryllium Anodize

Beryllium Anodize is highly resistant to corrosion, rust, and wear. In addition, the increased strength of the oxide layer provides Beryllium with the ability to withstand salt and sand abrasions and increases the longevity of beryllium components in aqueous areas.

Components used in the aerospace and defense industries are often subject to extreme conditions such as harsh weather, deep waters, and outer-atmospheric conditions. For that reason, Beryllium Anodizing is an excellent option to protect critical equipment.

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What is Beryllium and Beryllium Anodize?

Before we can understand the value of anodizing Beryllium, we must first find out what makes Beryllium a useful metal in the first place. Beryllium is a light-weight metal, with a density of only slightly above Magnesium, yet it is surprisingly strong. 

This excellent strength-to-weight ratio, along with the metal’s strong stiffness, and high melting point make Beryllium an excellent choice for a variety of aerospace and defense manufacturing processes. 

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What Are the Benefits of Beryllium Anodize?

Beryllium can only be plated with Type I chromic anodize, with the finish being uniform and jet black in color. Beryllium Anodize increases the strength of the oxide layer. The benefits of Beryllium Anodize include:

  • High resistance to corrosion
  • High resistance to rust and wear
  • Increased longevity

Industrial Uses of Beryllium Anodize

Due to the unique chemical and physical properties of Beryllium, as well as the extensive list of benefits provided by the anodizing finishing process, Anodized Beryllium is utilized in a variety of highly specialized industries. Some of those uses include:

  • Missile Guidance Systems
  • Jet engines and turbines
  • Nuclear Engineering 
  • Aerospace Vehicles and Aircraft
  • Brake Systems

AOTCO Beryllium Anodize Specs

When working with clients in the aerospace and defense industries, we comply with industry specifications. AOTCO is NADCAP Accredited and follows the following specs for our Beryllium Anodize services: 

  • MIL-A-8625 
  • MIL-PRF-8625
  • AMS 2470
  • AMS-A-8625

In Conclusion

At AOTCO, our team of highly trained platers and engineers enjoy the challenge of working with exotic or uncommon substrates. If you have any questions about our Beryllium Anodizing process, or any other metal finishing services, contact us today.


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