Beryllium Copper Springs
Beryllium copper "BECU" is often used in spring clips and flat springs because of its elastic properties, formability, non-metallic, and it's electrical conductivity. There are many different alloys that Atlantic Precision Spring is able to work with for their customers. Most commonly is UNS Designation C17200 also call Brush Wellman Alloy 25 some others are alloy 290, M25 and 165 these are high strength alloys. There is also alloys that are made for high conductivity they are alloys 3, 10, and 174. Atlantic Precision Spring produces many parts out of beryllium copper because of its high strength alloy and ability to handle high conductivity. It can give the same spring force as carbon steel at a fraction of the thickness. Spring clips of beryllium copper can be made from strip with a thickness as thin as .002" thick and wire as thin as .050".
All beryllium copper springs can be prototyped first for fit and function prior to production. These samples can be chemically etched or power press blanked before any forming, coining, drawing or tapping. The Short Run Department is able to produce prototypes or small volume production in only a couple of days. For larger volume production progressive tools or multi-slide tools are made. These tools are run efficiently and precisely to produce beryllium copper spring clips to the customers requirements.
Beryllium copper springs are manufactured to tight tolerance specifications. The process then has the parts heat treated in an atmospheric oven also reduces the amount of distortion in the spring clip. Once the part has been re inspected to insure dimensional accuracy a finish is applied. The customer will spell out what plate is applied determined by its application.
Atlantic Precision Spring has been ISO 9000:2008 certified since 1998. The certification instills continuous improvement in all areas relating to the manufacturing process. This in part has allowed Atlantic Precision Spring to broaden its customer base within the; military, metical, and aerospace industries.