- Nickel- Silver Alloy Synonyms:
Nickel silver, NiAg, New silver, German silver, White Silver, Paktong, Alpakka, Alpacca, Alpaca, Albata, British plate, Nickel brass, Virginian plate, Argentan,
- Nickel- Silver Alloy Description:
1) Nickel silver, also known as German silver, Argentann, paktong, new silver, nickel brass, or alpacca (or alpaca), is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. In fact, all modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.
2) Nickel silver is a copper-based alloy that contains from 10% to 45% zinc and from 5% to 30% nickel; most often alloyed with brass. It is yellowish brown in color. Sometimes tin and lead are also added to improve the casting properties of the metal.
1) There are many different formulations of alloys which fall within the general term of "Nickel Silver". All contain copper, nickel and zinc, while some formulations may additionally include antimony, tin, lead or cadmium. A representative formulation is 65% copper, 18% nickel, 17% zinc.
2) 55-72 Cu, 12-18 Ni, bal Zn / Copper-based alloy that contains from 10% to 45% zinc and from 5% to 30% nickel; most often alloyed with brass.
Ingot, sheet, rod and powder
Uses include decorative items, jewelry, musical instrument valves and components, optical instrument components, fittings for food and dairy equipment, screws, rivets, and slide fasteners.
Drums or to customer specifications
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- Tags: Nickel silver, NiAg, New silver, German silver, White Silver, Paktong, Alpakka, Alpacca, Alpaca, Albata, British plate, Virginian plate, Argentan,