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List of Alloys & profiles

List of Alloys & profiles

Electrics and Electronics

45/55 Ni Cu Resistance Wire

45/55 Ni Cu Resistance Wire is a Nickel-Copper alloy wire used mainly for its medium range electrical resistivity and very low temperature-coefficient of resistance. 45/55 Ni Cu Resistance Wire has a medium resistivity and is often used in electrical resistance heating applications. 45/55 Ni Cu Resistance Wire is also known as Constantan, Hecnum, Eureka, Ferry, Vernicon and Advance.

80/20 Ni Cr Resistance Wire

80/20 Ni Cr Resistance Wire is an alloy used at operating temperatures up to 1200°C (2200°F). Its chemical composition gives good oxidation resistance, especially under conditions of frequent switching or wide temperature fluctuations. This makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications including heating elements in domestic and industrial appliances, wire-wound resistors, through to the aerospace industry. 80/20 Ni Cr Resistance Wire is also known as Nichrome / Nicrhrome V, Brightray C, Cronix 80, Nicrothal 80, Chromalloy, Chromel, and Gilphy 80.

Stainless Steel 1.4310

Stainless Steel 1.4310 is capable of high tensile strength whilst retaining good ductility following cold work, and displays good levels of corrosion resistance thanks to its levels of Chromium and Nickel. Stainless Steel 1.4310 is widely used in the production of high strength stainless steel springs.

Nickel® 270

A high purity grade of Nickel that is made by powder metallurgy, Nickel® 270 contains 99.95% Nickel in addition to traces of minor elements including Iron, Carbon and Copper. It has a low base hardness and high ductility, with its purity levels making it ideal for applications such as hydrogen thyratrons and electrical resistance thermometers. Nickel® 270 is also known as HPM 270 Nickel.

Nickel® 212

Nickel® 212 is Nickel strengthened with an addition of Manganese. A good thermal conductor with high corrosion resistance, Nickel® 212 is used for electrical and electronic applications such as lead wires, as well as components such as electrodes in lamps.

Nickel® 205

Nickel® 205 is similar to Nickel® 200, but has compositional adjustments to enhance its performance in electrical and electronic applications. Nickel® 205 exhibits exceptional mechanical, electrical and corrosion-resistant properties, as well as good oxidation resistance. Nickel® 205 is also known as VDM Nickel 99.6.

Nickel® 201

A commercially pure Nickel (typically 99.6% Nickel), Nickel 201 is essentially the same as Nickel 200, but with a lower carbon content to prevent embrittlement by inter granular carbon at temperatures over 315°C (600°F). Lower carbon content also reduces hardness, which makes it ideally suited for spinning and cold forming. It is also preferred to Nickel 200 for applications involving exposure to temperatures above 315°C (600°F). Nickel® 201 is also known as Phyweld 201.

Nickel® 200

Nickel® 200 is commercially pure and has good mechanical properties and excellent corrosion resistance to alkalis i.e. Sodium hydroxide. It also has good electrical, thermal and magneto-strictive properties. The corrosion resistance of Nickel® 200 means it is suited to products in food handling, synthetic fibres, and caustic alkalis. Other applications include aerospace components, electrical and electronic parts, and chemical shipping drums. Nickel® 200 is also known as Phyweld 200.

Nilo® K

A Nickel-Iron-Cobalt, controlled expansion alloy containing nominally 29% Nickel and 17% Cobalt. Its coefficient of expansion (which decreases with rising temperature to the inflection point), matches the expansion rate of borosilicate glasses and alumina ceramics. Nilo® K is also known as Kovar, Dilver, and Pernifer 2918.

Nilo® 52

Nilo® 52 was designed for use with a variety of soft glasses. It is known for its almost constant coefficient of thermal expansion up to approx. 565°C (1050°F). Nilo® 52’s low thermal expansion properties make it suitable for electronic applications, notably within the telecommunications industry. Nilo® 52 is also known as Invar 52, Pernifer 50, and Glass Sealing 52

Nilo® 48

A Nickel-Iron, controlled expansion alloy containing 48% Nickel. Its coefficient of thermal expansion was designed to match that of soft lead and soda-lime glasses. This alloy also has a high inflection point. Nilo® 48 is often used in industrial thermostat rods up to 450°C (840°F) and for glass-to-metal seals in a number of applications, which may include radio valves and electric lamps. Nilo® 48 is also known as Invar 48 and Magnifer 50.

Nilo® 42

A Nickel-Iron, low expansion alloy containing 42% Nickel. It has a low and nominally constant coefficient of thermal expansion from room temperature to about 300°C (570°F). Nilo® 42 is also known as Invar 42, Pernifer 40, Dilaton 42, and Glass Sealing 42.