Vinyl Revival

Nickel plays an essential role on both sides of the ongoing analogue-digital debate

B.A. McKean - November 30, 2010

Vinyl Record

For some, anything new, shiny and digital spells quality”. In the field of audio recording it can spell “compromise”. There is, however, one thing that is a crucial part of every process that puts music into the hands and ears of listeners which is not a compromise: electroformed nickel. You may be surprised to learn that electroforming is used not only to produce CDs and DVDs but to make vinyl records as well.

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Given successful test experiences to date, it is abundantly clear that 3D printing and nickel-containing alloys will be critical to the future of U.S. space travel for decades to come.