Nickel based alloys are chosen because of the corrosion resistance, heat resistance/high and low temperature properties. Nickel alloys are used in a variety of industries, such as: aircraft gas turbines, steam turbine power plants, nuclear power systems and the chemical- and petrochemical industries.

Nickel jumps high as power shortage fuels supply fears

Nickel prices climbed to their highest level recently as power shortages and rising electricity costs raised supply worries amid the metal's already low inventories and solid demand.

Desktop Metal Qualifies IN625 for Production System™

Desktop Metal announced that it has qualified the use of nickel alloy IN625 (IN625) for the Production System™ platform, which leverages patent pending Single Pass JettingTM (SPJ) technology designed to achieve the fastest build speeds in the metal additive manufacturing industry.

BHP produces nickel sulfate crystals from Kwinana plant

BHP has produced the first nickel sulfate crystals from its nickel sulfate plant in Kwinana, south of Perth in Western Australia. The nickel sulfate plant is an Australian-first and will produce 100,000 tonnes of nickel sulfate per year when fully operational.

SwRI to develop inspection methods under FAA contract

Southwest Research Institute is leading a team effort to develop new inspection methods for nickel alloy billet materials used in commercial aircraft engine components under a new USD 1.6M Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract.

PNR signs an APA with BCL to acquire the Selebi assets

North American Nickel Inc announced that Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) has executed a definitive asset purchase agreement (APA) with the Liquidator of BCL Limited (BCL) to acquire the Selebi, and Selebi North (together the Selebi Assets) nickel-copper-cobalt (Ni-Cu-Co) assets and related infrastructure formerly operated by BCL.

Stainless Steel Infrastructure: a lifetime of savings

The Nickel Institute has published Stainless Steel Infrastructure: a lifetime of savings. This new publication explains how the unique properties of nickel-containing stainless steel make it a cost-effective choice of material for a wide range of structural applications.

Reduce component machining costs with Sanicro® 825

Machining components with metals can be expensive. The cost of materials to be used is a major factor, but there are lots of other things to consider, such as machining cost and utilization rates, tool consumption, and stoppages – whether planned or unplanned.

Kennametal launches KAR85-AM-K

Kennametal Inc. announced the launch of KAR85-AM-K, its most corrosion-resistant tungsten carbide grade for metal additive manufacturing. It is available exclusively in combination with Kennametal’s binder jet 3D printing capabilities to produce fully finished wear components.

Global nickel production likely to grow by 6.8% in 2021

Global nickel mine production is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach 2.42 million t in 2021, after registering an estimated 4.2% decline to 2.27 million t in 2020, owing to COVID-19-related lockdowns and restrictions, says GlobalData.

Horizonte receives approval from ECAs for Araguaia

Horizonte Minerals Plc (Horizonte) announced that it has received formal credit and board approval from two export credit agencies (the ECAs) for USD 146.2M of the senior secured project finance facility (the Senior Debt Facility) to part fund construction and development of its Araguaia ferro-nickel project (Araguaia or the Project).