Taking off with Nickel

More nickel in an airplane than you may have thought

Bruce A. McKean -

Ni-coatings and Aircraft

The advantages of nickel in aircraft engine turbines are well-known and include high-temperature strength, toughness, durability and castability. Many might have thought that this application (perhaps along with the use of stainless steel in the washrooms and galleys) were the end of nickel’s contribution.

Not at all.

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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.