Nickel

Nickel based alloys

Nickel based alloys are chosen because of the corrosion resistance, heat resistance/high and low temperature properties.

Applications for nickel alloys

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. Overall, nickel alloys offer a combination of strength, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, and versatility that makes them valuable in demanding industrial applications. Their properties make them suitable for environments where other materials may fail, allowing for improved performance, durability, and reliability.

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Eramet forecast growth in Q3 2021, and EBITDA revised

Eramet provides updates on its strong growth in Q3 2021 turnover and the revised forecast EBITDA.

BEAMIT develops printing process for René 80 RAM1

BEAMIT Group has recently been channeling its efforts into studying new alloys for use in the Energy industry

Tembo Nickel issues an SML for Kabanga Nickel Project

Kabanga Nickel Limited (Kabanga Nickel) announced that Tembo Nickel Corporation Limited has been issued a Special Mining Licence (SML)

GR secures EPC deal from Australian Nickel Investments

GR Engineering Services Limited (GR Engineering) announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract

Renault Group signs an MoU with Terrafame

Renault Group and Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulphate.

Tesla agrees to a multi-year nickel purchasing deal

Prony Resources said that Tesla Inc had agreed to purchase more than 42,000 tonnes of nickel in a multi-year deal - a pact that is set to make it a key supplier of the metal to the U.S. electric car maker.

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.


Nickel alloys are a group of metallic materials that contain a significant amount of nickel as their primary alloying element, typically combined with other elements such as chromium, iron, copper, molybdenum, and others. These alloys exhibit unique properties that make them useful in a wide range of applications across various industries. Below we collected some key points about nickel alloys:

High Strength and Corrosion Resistance: Nickel alloys are known for their excellent combination of high strength and corrosion resistance. They can withstand harsh environments, including high temperatures, extreme pressures, and corrosive substances.

Versatile Applications: Nickel alloys find applications in diverse industries, including aerospace, chemical processing, oil and gas, power generation, marine engineering, and electronics. They are used in components such as turbine blades, valves, heat exchangers, chemical reactors, and electrical resistance wires.

Heat Resistance: Nickel alloys possess excellent heat resistance, making them suitable for high-temperature environments. They maintain their strength and structural integrity at elevated temperatures, making them ideal for applications such as gas turbines.

Corrosion Resistance: Nickel alloys have exceptional resistance to corrosion, particularly in harsh environments where other materials might fail. They resist attack from acids, alkalis, seawater, and various corrosive gases, making them valuable in chemical processing, marine, and offshore applications.

Magnetic Properties: Nickel alloys can exhibit ferromagnetic or paramagnetic properties depending on their composition and processing.

Weldability and Fabrication: Nickel alloys can be welded, allowing for the fabrication of complex structures and components. However, they require specialized welding techniques and proper heat treatment to maintain their desired properties.

Cost: Nickel alloys tend to be more expensive than common steels due to the higher cost of nickel and the complexity of their production. However, their unique properties often justify their use in critical applications where their performance outweighs the cost considerations.