Practical uses of beryllium assemblies in meeting current critical aerospace and nuclear requirements are discussed.
Emphasis is placed upon braze joining structural components and effective manufacturing methods. Recent technological advancements in metallurgical bonding of beryllium make possible fabrications heretofore not considered as feasible.
Brazing, braze welding, and fusion welding of beryllium to itself and to dissimilar metals is evaluated by reference to specific applications. Brazing receives prime consideration as it is the most versatile and widely used metallurgical joining process.