Re-inventing the wheel

Electroless nickel coatings boost the efficiency of automotive engines

Tony Hart - March 08, 2013

Compressor Wheel

Improving overall engine performance in relation to fuel economy is crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving fossil fuel stocks.

One recent innovation is the small aluminum alloy “compressor wheel” which is installed in the exhaust gas recirculation system of engines to increase operating efficiency.

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Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017

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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.