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December 19, 2017

Nickel in healthcare


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Believe your ears

If you have ever been self-conscious about your ears “sticking out”, you will be especially happy to learn that there is now an easier, less invasive way to reposition them, thanks to the unique properties of a lightweight metal alloy called Nitinol,a super-elastic material made from nickel and titanium.

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Light on the land

The Taranaki region of New Zealand is ascending in the stainless steel world with the recent unveiling of a public sculpture, Light on the Land.


Case Study 11

The Queensway Tunnel is a road tunnel in the north west of England. When construction was completed in 1934, it was the longest underwater tunnel in the world at 3.24 kilometres. In 2011, after 77 years of service, an 11-month refurbishment of the tunnel began.

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Current Issue

Improving lives

Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017


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.