Hot-Pressing of Electrolytic Grade CR Beryllium
A brief discussion of the importance of hot-pressing to the beryllium industry is presented along with data pertaining to the powder characteristics and properties of CR electrolytic powder. The powder-manufacturing process and an elaborate quality-control procedure for inspecting the powder are described. The hot-pressing cycle is outlined, including blending, loading, pressing, and stripping. Related equipment is described, including the dies used to contain the beryllium. Properties of the hot-pressed block and the quality-control procedure for determining integrity of sections used from the hot-pressed block are discussed.
KeywordsElectrolytic Process Cast Billet Beryllium Oxide Silicon Addition Metal Powder Industry Federation
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