Nickel Chemical Etching

Nickel chemical etching is a process that can be used in many applications across a variety of industries. Contact us for more information on the process on Etched Nickel Parts today!

Nickel is a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. It belongs to the transition metals and is one of only four elements that are magnetic near or room temperature. Nickel is valuable in modern times chiefly in alloys, including the following that Fotofab etches and fabricates:

Nickel Chemical Etching

Fotofab’s etching process produces designs that can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor environments. The process uses an acid (Ferric Chloride) to etch into unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design or image formed to your project’s specifications.

Characteristics of Nickel

Larger pieces of Nickel are slow to react with air under standard conditions because an oxide layer forms on the surface and prevents further corrosion (passivation). Other characteristics include:

  • Magnetic at room temperature
  • Hard, malleable, and ductile
  • High electrical and thermal conductivity
  • High compressive strength

Nickel Alloys

Nickel Alloy 200

A commercially pure Nickel featuring:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Low electrical resistivity
  • High melting point
  • Good tensile and yield strength
  • Magnetic and mechanical properties

Nickel Alloy 201

A commercially pure Nickel like Nickel 200 featuring:

  • Low carbon modification
  • Low annealed hardness
  • Very low work-hardening rate

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Nickel Chemical Etching Applications

Nickel and its alloys are used in many industrial and consumer products, including:

Other Factors

  • More than 2.3 million tons of Nickel per year are mined worldwide
  • Nickel is obtained through extractive metallurgy
  • Nickel is preeminently an alloy  metal, and its chief use is in Nickel Steels and Nickel cast Irons, in which typically increases the tensile strength, toughness, and elastic limit

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