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Nickel, Nickel Alloys, and Nickel-based Superalloys are used in a broad range of engineering applications, both as an additive alloying element and also in the useful array of alloys that derive directly from it. 68% of all nickel used is applied as an alloying element in stainless steels, whilst less than 10% is used to produce nickel alloys themselves.


Nickel is characterised as having good corrosion resistance, due to a nickel oxide passivation layer that covers its surface, high strength, good creep resistance, good formability, ductility, machinability, and weldability. Nickel alloys are generally split into five distinct groups to reflect the effects their alloying elements have on them. These are commercially pure & unalloyed alloys, corrosion-resistant alloys, high-performance alloys, high-temperature alloys, and controlled-expansion alloys.


Nickel alloys are routinely used in the aerospace industry, where alloys termed "Superalloys" came into their own at the advent of the jet age. Their high mechanical strength and creep resistance at elevated temperatures along with resistance to corrosion and oxidation make them ideal for use in jet engines, where their high density can account for 50% of the engine's overall weight. Nickel alloys are also used in chemical and power production machinery, oil and petrochemical production, furnace components, marine engineering, and burner nozzles.

Integ Metals supply alloys from the five main groups of materials, so please visit each group's page from the list below to read more, or feel free to contact us for more information and pricing.


Nickel Categories


Commercially Pure and Low Alloy Nickel Alloys contain at least 93% Nickel by weight, with trace amounts of either each or all of the following Copper, Iron, Manganese, Carbon, Silicon, Sulfur, Magnesium, Aluminium, and Titanium making up the balance...


High-Performance Nickel Alloys are those that have been formulated to excel in a combination of areas. There are the corrosion-resistant grades that are immune to harsh corrosive media, and the high-temperature alloys that excel at high strength or corrosion resistance...

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Corrosion-resistant Nickel Alloys are those which have been specifically developed to be impermeable to a broad range of corrosive media. Nickel, in itself, naturally has great corrosion resistance to a range of harsh environments due to the naturally forming...

Low Thermal Expansion

Controlled-Expansion Nickels are alloys that have been formulated specifically to limit their thermal expansion over a broad temperature range. The primary alloying element is iron, which gives these alloys great toughness and structural integrity...​


Heat-resistant nickel alloys are those which have been formulated to exhibit high performance at elevated temperatures. These alloys feature inclusions of chromium, molybdenum, cobalt, tungsten, and iron to achieve either excellent high-temperature...

Nickel in Industry

Integ Metals supply metals and materials directly to industry. For this purpose, we have listed the eight most frequently supplied to industries on this page, with the purpose of offering our solutions to each industry. Thereafter, we have taken the liberty of introducing the industries, explained what their unique demands are, and then outlined the Pros, Cons and Uses for each of the most requested materials and their role within the selected industry.


The world of Aeronautics is the single most demanding field, for materials, within engineering. Extremes of temperature, exposure to the elements, not to mention bearing vast masses and G-forces, only the very best materials are used...


The Medical Industry presents some of the keenest challenges for engineering materials. In terms of absolute stress and strain on materials, the medical industry doesn't challenge the Aeronautical Industry, for example...


From golf clubs to tennis racquets, bicycles to kayaks, performance and health gains can be found in improving the materials used in leisure equipment. Whether it's weight saving, strength gaining, or ease of forming, winning or losing can be decided by material selection.


The world of Petro-Chemical engineering is unquestionably a most testing industry for engineering materials. Not only is there the severe corrosion threat from chemicals used in the refining of oil into petrol, there's also the fact that oil is often mined at sea...


The Marine Industry poses a raft of requirements for engineering materials. The first one that comes to mind is the issue of corrosion many materials face in salt water solutions, so a resistance to these events is a must...

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