Nickel and Nickel Alloys


Nickel

Products We Make

With Nickel and Nickel Alloys

Cups, Crucibles, Cans

One of a few elements that is ferromagnetic, Nickel is both hard and ductile. Nickel is versatile and can be used to alloy with most metals. It is often used for its resistance to corrosion and heat. Electrical resistance alloys are also made with nickel. Some applications included steam aircraft gas turbines, nuclear power systems and space vehicles.


Summary

Name: Nickel
Symbol: Ni
Atomic Number: 28
Atomic Weight: 58.71
Density: 8.902 g/cm3 at 25 °C
Standard State: Solid

Group in Periodic Table: 10
Period in Periodic Table: 4
Block in Periodic Table: d
CAS Registry ID: 7440-02-0


Physical Properties

Thermal Properties

Melting Point: 1453 °C
Boiling Point: Approximately 2730 °C
Thermal Conductivity: 82.9 W/m . K at 100 °C


Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Volumetric 25.2% IACS at 20 °C
Electrical Resistivity: 68.4 nΩ . m at 20 °C; temperature coefficient, 69.2 nΩ . m per K at 0 to 100 °C


Magnetic Properties

Magnetic Susceptibility: Ferromagnetic


Optical Properties

Color: Grayish White
Spectral Reflectance: 41.3% for λ= 0.30μm


Nuclear Properties

Effect of Neutron Irradiation: Results in small increase in tensile strength but large increase in yield strength


Mechanical Properties

Tensile Properties: Typical tensile strength, 317 MPa, 0.2% offset yield strength, 59 MPa; elongation, 30% in 50mm
Hardness: 64HV (annealed)
Elastic Modules: Shear, 25 GPa at 25 °C


Fabrication

Because of its great ductility, nickel can be hot and cold worked


About Standard Die

Standard Die is a precision metal stamper specializing in small parts made from thin grade specialty metals. Mastering refractory metals like tantalum and titanium and common materials like copper and steel, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality product with the best customer service in the industry.
Our metal stampings are of the highest quality, and our deep drawn and forming capabilities are among the best in the industry. We specialize in drawing small cups, cans, cones, crucibles and more, yet we are fully capable of forming brackets, rivets, clips, terminals and more.