Materion Performance Alloys

6070 Parkland Blvd.
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 US



Brush Wellman Inc. introduces MoldMAX V® tube for injection and blow mold cores and cavities, high performance racing engines, industrial heat sinks and many industrial applications requiring a combination of strength and high thermal conductivity. Responding to customer desires to reduce both material scrap and machining time, MoldMAX V is now available in tube up to 7" OD with a wall thickness as low as 0.200". Other forms available include rounds, plates and parts finished machined per customer drawings. MoldMAX V is a copper nickel silicon chromium alloy with an average hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity approximately 4-5X greater than P20 tool steel. Typical applications for MoldMAX V have included cores and cavities of injection and blow molds in the plastics tooling market. Now, due to its high conductivity and moderately high strength, MoldMAX V is also proving successful in high performance racing engines, industrial heat sinks and many other industrial applications requiring both high thermal conductivity and strength. Brush Wellman's complete family of MoldMAX mold and tooling alloys consists of the following. Visit for more information. MoldMAX HH®, copper beryllium for injection & blow molds; MoldMAX LH®, copper beryllium for injection & blow molds; MoldMAX SC, copper beryllium for blow molds and hot runner systems; MoldMAX XL®, copper nickel tin for injection molds; and MoldMAX V®, copper nickel silicon chrome Injection and blow molds; high performance racing engines; industrial heat sinks.

A Message from Materion Performance Alloys

Company Profile

Materion Performance Alloys is the world’s leading supplier of high-performance alloys, providing high reliability copper, copper beryllium and spinodal alloy products that are backed by unparalleled global service.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

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Webinar Review: A Look at Copper Alloy Molds
Copper is not strong enough to be used as a mold material, but by alloying copper, it can be made as strong as steel while retaining much of its thermal conductivity. This free webinar explains the various copper alloys used in plastic molding and the strengths and weaknesses of each alloy.

Materion Webinar on Maximizing Results with Copper Alloy Molds
This webinar from Materion, November 6 at 2 pm, will focus on the various copper alloys used in the plastic molding industry.

Noteworthy News: Web-ducation
Improvement and success go hand in hand with continuous education on latest industry technologies and processes, so take a look at some upcoming and past webinars for you to educate yourself.

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Can You Recommend Any Books on Mold Design and Manufacturing?
Mold industry pros rally to offer a list of resources in response to a fellow SPE member’s call for assistance.

Sunglasses mold made with Uddeholm’s Mirrax ESR and a pair of sunglasses

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Materials
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including mold materials.

Strength of Copper Mold Alloys Enable Shorter Cycle Times
Materion says that a combination of thermal conductivity and strength in its mold alloys provide shorter cycle times, corrosion resistance and other benefits.

Plastic Mold and Tooling Alloys Featured
Materion has the MoldMax product line on display at NPE2018 in booth W5966.

Throwback Thursday: A New Beryllium Standard
For some time, there has been ongoing concern about the use of beryllium and beryllium-containing materials and how they might affect the health of those who are regularly exposed to them on the job.

Thoughts on Precipitation Hardening
Materion discusses copper beryllium and precipitation hardening.

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Are Copper Beryllium Molds Safe?
One study indicates that there is little risk of transfer of beryllium to the finished molded-plastic product.


A New Beryllium Standard
A proposal to set a lower exposure standard for beryllium and beryllium-containing materials will affect how the plastics industry handles and processes these materials.

Partnering Up for Safety
To better protect industry workers, a proposal was issued in August by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would set a new, lower exposure standard specifically for beryllium and beryllium-containing materials. The proposed beryllium standard is consistent with the Model Beryllium Standard and contains the key elements of Materion’s Beryllium Worker Protection Model (BWPM) which focuses on the control of multiple potential exposure pathways.

Copper Alloys for Injection, Thermoform and Blow Molds
June 23 at 2pm EST, MoldMaking Technology is hosting a webinar that will review the strengths and weaknesses of the copper alloys used in plastic molding today. Register here.

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Maximize Results with Copper Alloy Molds
These most common mistakes can lead to failure in the application of copper alloys in mold tooling.


The Forecast Called for Aluminum
A look at how one toolmaker engineered hybrid tooling for a Tier One supplier to meet an OEM’s material mandate and aggressive production requirements.

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A Review of Copper Alloys for Plastic Injection Molding
Copper alloys are attractive to the mold industry because of their high thermal conductivity, ease of machining by a variety of processes, and corrosion resistance to water, cooling fluids and the plastics being injected.

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Material Matters
Hardness, machinability and strength are the bottom line as materials manufacturers and suppliers continue to reduce moldmakers’ leadtimes without sacrificing quality or cost.

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Rebuilding Tools with High Performance Material
High-performance alloy offers a unique combination of thermal conductivity and strength—providing numerous benefits to the moldmaker and molding process.

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A Copper-Nickel-Silicon-Chromium Alloy for Mold Tooling
A review of the physical and mechanical properties of one copper alloy system will help moldmakers better understand how this alloy will perform thermally and mechanically in applications.

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Selective Materials Strategy Is A Potent Tool for Moldmakers
Reducing mold build costs with different steels and coatings may give North American shops more business from electronics OEMs.

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Making the Most of High-Performance Mold Materials
Understanding high conductivity alloys and optimizing their use can help you build better molds.

Product Categories of Materion Performance Alloys

Beryllium Copper
Beryllium Copper Substitute Alloys
Copper Alloys