Nickel Magazine

Volume 31-2 : The water issue

August 12, 2016


In Brief


Type 316L

Type 316L (UNS S31603) is the second most commonly produced alloy in the 300 series after Type 304 (S30400) and its variants.


Replacing noble metals with nickel

Chemical synthesis can transform commodity chemicals into complex life-saving drugs, household products, or advanced materials.

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In Use



Constructed at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, Metalmorphosis, is a mirrored water fountain by controversial Czech sculptor David Černý.


Containing Chernobyl

Covering Chernobyl nuclear reactor Unit 4, destroyed in a catastrophic accident in 1986, the New Safe Confinement (NSC) will soon put an end to the alarming degradation of the concrete and steel sarcophagus installed after the disaster.


Well pressed with SS

Pressfitting has advantages over traditional pipe work joining methods such as soldering and welding. This makes it an increasingly desirable choice for metal plumbing applications, with the benefit of speed of connection and the convenience of cold jointing.

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Current Issue

Improving lives

Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017


Feature Story:
Nickel alloys helping hearts beat stronger
With an aging population, demand is stronger than ever for pacemakers and defibrillators. With increased usage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), it is important that permanent implants are made from non-magnetic materials, such as UNS R 30035.