Sustainable Development Without A Deadline

In Focus

It has been 20 years since the first Rio de Janeiro Sustainability Summit, which in June 2012 returned to the city of its origin. As is normal for such meetings it received mixed reviews of its decisions and commitments on its major themes of employment, energy, cities, food, water, oceans and disasters.

The reality is that the struggle for sufficient food, non-polluting energy, safe and reliable transportation and other measures of a quality of life that is both improving and sustainable doesn’t have a beginning or an end. It does, however, have its moments when sustainable choices are made that deliver on one or more of the themes of Rio+20 and in every issue of Nickel there are stories of such choices.

Current Issue

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.