Nickel Metal Companies and Suppliers

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  • Albany, OR

    Metal Technology specializes in fabricating products from high-temperature and corrosion-resistant metals. We can be contacted for your stainless steel, nickel, inconel, titanium, molybdenum, and zirconium needs and more. We have been in business for nearly 40 years providing standard and custom metal products and specialty metal tubing with extreme precision.

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  • South Norwalk, CT

    Since 1986 Magellan has been serving the global aerospace, oil & gas, power generation, petrochemical, bio-medical, pharmaceutical and other high tech manufacturing industries. Suppliers of nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel and duplex alloys throughout the United States and in over 45 countries.

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  • Irwindale, CA

    Sierra Alloys is a manufacturing service center specializing in titanium, PH grades of stainless, VAR aircraft alloy steels and nickel based alloys. Sierra's in-house forging and hot rolling equipment serves to meet and exceed the most stringent customer requirements. We have over 30 years experience.

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  • Exton, PA

    TW Metals provides a variety of nickel products including nickel tubing, pipes, and bar rod wire. Our nickel based alloys offer high strength and heat resistance and can be used in contact with fluorine, hydrofluoric acid, hydrogen fluorine, or other derivatives. TW Metals stock seamless nickel tubing and pipes for both aerospace and commercial applications.

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Nickel Metal Industry Information

Nickel Metal

Nickel metal is an element that is malleable, somewhat ferromagnetic, hard, and ductile, as well as a conductor of electricity and heat. The metal is silvery white and can come in a polished or brushed nickel surface. Nickel metal can also be produced in various forms, such as flakes, sheet, spheres, rods, powder, foil, wire, or mesh. It is retrieved from its original ore form by using extractive metallurgy.

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Applications of Nickel Metal

Nickel metal refers to the chemical element abbreviated as Ni and 28th on the periodic table either in its pure state or in a number of alloys for which it is the predominant material. Common in industrial, commercial, and even residential applications, this material is lauded for its many beneficial properties, such as high heat resistance, as well as high corrosion resistance against a broad spectrum of caustic media like chemicals, alkalis, petroleum, and seawater. The silvery-white metal also offers excellent malleability and ductility, allowing for ease of fabrication and machining.

These combined beneficial characteristics make nickel common in many industries, including:

  • Electronics
  • Defense
  • Storage
  • Construction
  • Building
  • Minting
  • Marine
  • Material Handling
  • Chemical Processing

Foundries and manufacturers most commonly purchase nickel in the form of sheets, bars, plates, rods, foil, powder, flakes, or other stock form.

Nickel can be further processed to produce such varied finished products as:

  • Euro Coins
  • Paneling
  • Electronic Enclosures
  • Fasteners
  • Tubing
  • Decorative Components (as polished nickel metal is similar in appearance to chrome).

Manufacturing Process of Nickel Metal

The processing of nickel metal components should be taken into consideration, as it could have a significant impact on the physical and mechanical properties of a finished piece. Prior to the production of any specific nickel plate, sheet, or other form, the naturally occurring metallic element must first be mined from the earth. Most often, pyrometallurgical extraction or hydrometallurgy is used to yield the nickel ore, which is then refined until the desired purity is reached. The raw material may be used as such or alloyed with a number of other elements at this stage, often through the use of powder metallurgy.

Stock forms, such as bars, rods, and flakes, are produced through casting, molding, flaking, or other such processes while sheets, plates, and foils more often employ either hot or cold roll forming, drawing, or extrusion. Nickel suppliers provide these and other stock pre-forms to be used as the end product or further processed by manufacturers. The malleability of nickel metal allows for easy fabrication and secondary processing both at room temperatures or at its optimal working temperatures between 1,800°F and 2,200°F. Ductility allows the components to be bent and formed as needed without cracking or creasing. Additional processes commonly employed in the production of nickel metal parts may include turning, milling, drilling, stamping, punching, slitting, and cutting among others.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing Nickel Metal

It is important to consider the particular grade or nickel alloy with regard to its intended use, as specific characteristics and behaviors may be significantly impacted by any additives or inclusions. Commercially pure nickel is 99.6% pure, though, in some alloys, as little as 32.5% of the total composition is nickel.

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