Stainless Steels: catalyst supports, exhaust systems, safety belt springs, special truck bodies.
Stainless steels are excellent for structural uses - high strength, low weight and excellent crash energy absorption characteristics.
Nickel-based alloys: spark plugs, diesel valves, thermostats, turbochargers wheels and casings.
Nickel-containing alloy steels: gears, drive shafts, special vehicles for low temperature and/or high wear uses.
Nickel-iron alloys: Electronics, special engineering uses
Nickel powders: gears, magnets, airbag valves, electromagnetic interference shielding (EMS) screening paints & coatings.
Nickel and Chromium-Nickel Plating
Nickel plating: anti-corrosion treatment for under hood components, piston/cylinder coatings, electronic cans & connectors.
Chromium-nickel plating: internal and external trim, handles, seatbelt fasteners, grills, wheels, customized components.
Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and certain lithium ion batteries: electric vehicles and hybrids.
Nickel in Fuel Cells
Nickel in Fuel cells: Fuel cell powered autos and buses
Nickel in Molds for Auto Parts Production
Molds for auto parts production - ferrous, non-ferrous and pure nickel (produced by electroforming or vapor deposition).
LEARN MORE NI publication 10062: Fresh Approaches to Mold Steel Selection