Taking off with Nickel

More nickel in an airplane than you may have thought

Bruce A. McKean -

Ni-coatings and Aircraft

The advantages of nickel in aircraft engine turbines are well-known and include high-temperature strength, toughness, durability and castability. Many might have thought that this application (perhaps along with the use of stainless steel in the washrooms and galleys) were the end of nickel’s contribution.

Not at all.

Current Issue

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.