Nickel and Its Alloys

Nickel and Its Alloys

Tough contender under harsh temperatures and corrosion

Arnold’s Precision Thin Metals business is a recognised leader in providing high quality grades of nickel and nickel alloys rolled and fabricated to your demanding specifications. Because of its ability to withstand the extremes of both temperature and corrosives, as well as its magnetic properties at or near room temperature, nickel is often the preferred metal for applications ranging from rechargeable battery technologies to microphone capsules to strain gauges, instrumentation sensors, gaskets, motor valves, and other devices.

Other providers of rolled strip or sheet nickel and nickel alloys are limited in terms of available grades, thickness and tight dimensional tolerances. Thanks to years of expertise and a broad-based network for materials supply and processing, Arnold’s customers have access to a wide selection of grades and can choose from a range of thicknesses not available from other suppliers, including ultra-thin nickel in most grades. While most customers request delivery coiled, we can also deliver our thin rolled Nickel in sheet form.

Offering high dimensional stability over a range of temperatures, nickel and nickel alloys from Arnold can be rolled to thicknesses from 0.01″ to 0.00008″ (0.254 – 0.002mm).

Key Applications and Uses

  • Precision instrumentation and gauges
  • Cladding
  • Heat-generation and heat-protection devices
  • Mechanical and audio resonators
  • Piping and valve components for extreme conditions, corrosive chemicals


Available in a range of grades and strengths

The following is a partial listing of some of the more popular nickel alloy formulations and where they work best.

AlloyDescriptionUse / applications
Nickel 200 and 201Commercially pure (99%) Nickel with excellent resistance to reducing chemicals and caustic alkalis Magnetic at or near room temperatureBattery applications, pressure sensors
InvarFeNi36 or 64FeNi, Low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE or a)Precision instruments, clocks, seismic creep gauges, shadow-mask frames, motor valving, antimagnetic timing devices
ConstantanCuNi, 55% Cu, 45% Ni (also known as Eureka, Advance, Ferry)Where constant resistivity needed over wide T range
HastelloyWithstands high temperature, high stress, corrosion or erosionPressure vessels, piping, valves for nuclear and chemical facilities, distillation equipment
Ni-ChromeResistance heating alloy with melting point near 2,550 F (1,400 C)Heating elements
Ni Span CNickel-Iron-Chromium alloy, often with added titanium, aluminium Outstanding controllable thermoelastic coefficient characteristics, excellent oxidation resistance at high temperaturePrecision springs, mechanical resonators, precision elastic components
MonelHigh corrosion resistanceChemical handling


Each is available in a variety of thicknesses and dimensions shown below:

ThicknessMaximum Width
0.025"- 0.0004" (0.635 - 0.01mm)17.5” (444.5mm) as rolled edge 17.0” (431.8mm) with a slit edge
0.00039" - 0.0001" (0.0099 - 0.0025mm)4.25” (107.95mm) as rolled edge 4.0” (101.6mm) with a slit edge

Ask us about other grades and thicknesses available. Consult your Arnold sales representative for more details.

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