Nickel Alloys

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Nickel is an incredibly common alloying element since it is both highly versatile and able to alloy with almost any metal. As a whole, nickel-based alloys offer heat-resistance as well as high corrosion-resistance against a broad spectrum of corrosive media such as chemical, alkalis, petroleum and seawater. Read More…

Nickel Alloys Nickel alloys are metal alloys in which nickel has the highest percentage of any other element used in its composition.

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Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

We supply Nickel and its alloys for a broad range of applications. metalmen provides supply solutions – we respond with quick quotes and on-time deliveries.

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Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers.

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South Norwalk, CT  |  203-838-5700

Since 1986 Magellan has been serving the global aerospace, oil & gas, power generation, petrochemical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical and other high tech manufacturing industries. Suppliers of nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel and duplex alloys throughout the United States and in over 45 countries.

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Magellan Metals $$$

Solon, OH  |  888-539-5602

Versatile is a good way to describe us. We are a service center that processes aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, phosphor bronze, nickel silver, Hastelloy, Inconel, Monel and other metals, specializing in supplying a variety of foil and sheet gauged stock items. You are not held to a minimum order. We will process metal sheets in widths up to 48", lengths of up to 144".

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Comet Metals, Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-250-1900

For over 30 years, we have provided metal forged products for a wide variety of industries, including the aerospace, military, food service, medical, and automotive industries. Our customers know they can trust our forgings for quality and affordability. We will never try to make you pay more than you should for our products. Contact us by phone or email to find out more!

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Some common elements that nickel is alloyed with to form nickel alloys included iron, copper, chromium, manganese, carbon and silicon. As a result of the wide range of elements that nickel is able to alloy to, there is a correspondingly vast number of industries that nickel alloys are utilized in including: medical, used in eye-glass frames, hypodermic tubing, surgical sutures and more; power generation, for use in steam turbine power plants, nuclear power plants and varied other applications; military, used in weapons, vehicles and identification tags; industrial manufacturing, for use in corrosive material handling and various machinery such as direct current (dc) motors or generators; marine, for shipping vessels, off-shore oil rigs and small parts such as springs or fasteners; and aerospace, for use in gas turbines, jet engines and components such as piping and shims.

There are a vast number of nickel alloys, which are often categorized in terms of their second most prominent element, the characteristics they display, or the uses they are being put to. For instance, a nickel alloy with the composition of 55% nickel and 45% titanium is referred to as Nitinol, also called a nickel-titanium alloy, or a shape memory alloy.

Another example is a nickel alloy with a composition of 80% nickel and 20% chromium, called Nichrome, also called a nickel-chromium alloy, or an electrical resistance alloy. Some other popular types of nickel alloys include Hastelloy, Cupronickel, Monel, Inconel, German silver and Alumel.

The many nickel alloys are typically broken down into four main types in regards to their characteristics: low-expansion alloys, which include nickel alloys that are specifically engineered to have low thermal expansion; electrical resistance alloys, which are nickel alloys with a high nickel content; soft magnetic alloys, which are nickel alloys with high magnetic permeability and low saturation induction; and shape memory alloys, which are nickel alloys that are capable of returning to their prior shape upon undergoing the appropriate heating schedule.

Electrical resistance alloys include two sub-categories: resistance alloys and heating alloys, which contain silicone and possibly niobium in addition to nickel and chromium.

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