Nickel 200

Nickel Alloy 200

Principal Design Features: Commercially pure (99%) wrought nickel, basically unalloyed but containing minor amounts of other elements usually totaling less than 1%.

Applications: Electronic parts, resistance to corrosion applications such as handling alkaline solutions and foods.

Machinability: Commercially pure nickel is soft and “gummy” to machine. However it can be machined with standard tooling. High-speed-steel tools work better than carbide tooling and it is important to maintain a high positive rake angle on cutting tools.

Welding: All of the conventional welding and joining methods work with nickel. In particular the shielded metal-arc, gas tungsten-arc and gas metal-arc welding methods are recommended. Use nickel filler wire or electrodes.

Forming: Nickel is readily formed by all of the conventional means. It behaves in a similar fashion to plain carbon steel, except that more power is required to form nickel.

Nickel Alloy 200 Chemistry Data

Carbon0.15 max
Copper0.25 max
Iron0.4 max
Manganese0.35 max
Silicon0.35 max
Sulphur0.01 max

Nickel Alloy 200 Physical Data

Density (lb / cu. in.)0.321
Specific Gravity8.89
Specific Heat (Btu/lb/Deg F - [32-212 Deg F])0.109
Electrical Resistivity (microhm-cm (at 68 Deg F))76
Melting Point (Deg F)2625
Poissons Ratio0.29
Thermal Conductivity463
Mean Coeff Thermal Expansion7.4
Modulus of Elasticity Tension29.7


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