Nickel and cupro nickel alloys

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Nickel and cupro nickel alloys

Nickel is a versatile element that will bond with most alloys. Properties of nickel include heat and corrosion resistance, electrical and magnetic capabilities, and low expansion. Because of its versatility and natural properties, nickel is used to make a number of different nickel alloys, which have a range of commercial uses.

Nickel Alloys offer excellent resistance to corrosion in seawater, which has led to it being widely used in marine hardware. By altering the proportions of nickel and copper it is also possible to change the electrical resistance of the alloy.

Nickel-chromium and nickel-chromium-iron alloys are resistant to high temperatures and offer greater strength. They form the basis of many commercial and military power systems. Nickel-chromium-iron alloys also offer a greater resistance to corrosion in high-temperature, petrochemical environments.