Nickel Alloy Steel to the Rescue

The essential role of nickel in the Plan B shaft

G.E. Coates - June 30, 2011

Chilean Miner Rescue

One of the most thrilling and widely publicized stories of 2010 was the rescue of 33 miners who had been trapped 625 metres below the surface at the San José copper and gold mine in northern Chile. But one thing got overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: a key component of the rescue was nickel-containing steel.

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Improving lives

Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017

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Feature Story:
Nickel alloys helping hearts beat stronger
With an aging population, demand is stronger than ever for pacemakers and defibrillators. With increased usage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), it is important that permanent implants are made from non-magnetic materials, such as UNS R 30035.