What are the Differences Between Various Nickel-based Metals and Alloys?

Nickel alloys are used extensively in industry due to their resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand high temperatures and pressures. Nickel alloys resist high pressures and temperatures, making them well-suited for high-performance applications such as jet-engine blades. They also resist corrosion. That’s why Monel is used in deep-seal mining, where seawater poses a constant threat of corrosion. Nickel is…

What Engineers Should Know about Zinc-Nickel Coatings

The development and practical application of electroplated zinc-nickel alloy coatings began during the 1980s, and its acceptance and use have grown slowly but consistently ever since. So Zn-Ni coatings are not as widely used as other traditional protective coatings. This is unfortunate and likely due to the fact the process and the benefits it brings are subject to some misconceptions.…

Advances in Metals Pave Way to Lighter Vehicles

Higher safety and environmental regulations in the automotive industry push designers to use stronger, lower-density metals. Engineers wrangling with material technology continuously try to find the right balance of properties. However, it’s safe to say that two properties have remained constant over the years—stronger and lighter. Around the end of the last millennium, tighter regulations caused the automotive industry to…

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