Ultra Precision Machining for Beryllium, Titanium, Aluminum, Steel, and other Exotic Metals

Serving the Aerospace, Energy, and Commercial Industries since 1954

Why Beryllium?

  • One of the lightest metals on the planet
  • High Thermal Conductivity
  • Corrosion-Resistant
  • Excellent Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Excellent Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
  • Extremely Low CTE
  • Excellent Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Excellent Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
  • Extremely Low CTE
Aluminum Beryllium, Properties of Beryllium

Why Aluminum Beryllium?

LA Gauge is an industry leader in providing ultra precision machining for Beryllium, Titanium, Aluminum, steel, and other exotic metals and has served the aerospace, energy, and commercial industries since 1954. We work with Beryllium because it’s a strong lightweight metal suitable for a wide variety of metal optics processing applications.

  • AlBeMet® is a low-cost alternative with 40-62% Beryllium.
  • Combines the machinability of Aluminum with the key properties of Beryllium
  • Perfect for high performance applications
  Be
(S200F)
AlBeMet
(AM162H)
AI
(6061)
Density (lbs/cu in) 0.067 0.076 0.098
CTE (ppm/C) 6.3 7.7 13
Fatigue Strength (MPa) 261 97 95
Contact Us

LA Gauge Company
7440 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Telephone 818.767.7193
Fax 818.767.4946
sales@lagauge.com