If strength and corrosion resistance is what you are looking for in a material for a custom machined part or project, consider choosing nickel. Even though nickel is commonly considered a challenging material to cut and machine, here at Loos Precision Products, we have all the necessary state-of-the-art equipment to make custom projects with nickel possible. The same hardness and physical properties make nickel alloys harder to work with than many other materials also make it an excellent choice for machined parts and projects. Not only is nickel durable, but it is also versatile!
Because nickel is well regarded for its strength and toughness properties, it is used in a wide selection of applications and industries. Not many materials have such excellent impact properties as nickel, and its corrosion-resistance capabilities are another reason the material is regarded by those working in custom machining. The types of corrosion that nickel resists include petrol, dry gases, and oil. Here is a list of the industries where nickel is frequently used:
- Oil & Gas
Nickel is available in a wide variety of alloys because the material is frequently added to stainless steel and other metals to add hardness and strength. Also, as nickel can reach such high temperatures without breaking down, it is frequently added to other metals or used on its own in high-temperature environments. Below is a list of a few of the applications that nickel is used in:
- Aerospace Components
- Automobile Bumper & Wheel Covers
- Downhole Tubing
- Heat Exchangers
- Heating Elements
- Turbine Blades
When you need high levels of heat resistance, extreme strength & hardness, and corrosion resistance, we recommend choosing nickel for your next custom machined part or project! If you have any questions about our materials or machining process, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our skilled craftsmen.