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Machining of Beryllium[1]

Douglas V. Gallagher
Douglas V. Gallagher
Rockwell International
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R.E. Hardesty
R.E. Hardesty
Electrofusion Corporation
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870 - 873


This article discusses the properties of beryllium metals that require special attention when machining. It provides information on the considerations of S65 and selects 65 beryllium materials that are used for conducting tool wear studies and surface damage studies. The article highlights some of the precautions to be followed while machining beryllium metals. Information on the cutting oils, cutting tools, and speeds and feeds used in turning the beryllium are also provided. The article describes the chemical milling and photochemical machining methods that are used for etching beryllium components.

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Douglas V. Gallagher, R.E. Hardesty, 1989. "Machining of Beryllium", Machining

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