Nickel Alloy Steel to the Rescue

The essential role of nickel in the Plan B shaft

G.E. Coates - June 30, 2011

Chilean Miner Rescue

One of the most thrilling and widely publicized stories of 2010 was the rescue of 33 miners who had been trapped 625 metres below the surface at the San José copper and gold mine in northern Chile. But one thing got overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: a key component of the rescue was nickel-containing steel.

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Volume 32-2: Nickel on the move

From bicycles to rockets

August 09, 2017


Feature Story:
It is actually rocket science
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.