Cupronickel is an alloy that is made up of nickel, iron, and manganese. Cupronickel of often referred too as copper-nickel (because of high copper content), but the final alloy is silver in color. The benefits of this alloy make it widely used in industries like coin minting, desalinization materials, marine engineering, and armaments manufacturing. It is also widely used in environments when electricity, chemicals, or petrochemicals will be present. The alloy is so commonly used in the above industries because of its inherent ability to resist the corroding effect of seawater. The alloy is used to build piping, heat exchangers, and condensers that are used in seawater devices or systems. Frequently, boats will use the alloy to develop propellers or crankshafts.
Another benefit of cupronickel is that it is highly ductile, which means that it is easy to manufacture the alloy to fit a variety of product fittings and forms. For instance, it is possible to expand the alloy into tube sheets. For more information about general handling, machining/cutting, and heat treating, please give us a call. Our crew is ready to assist with any issues you have about this or other copper alloys. We alloy specialize in producing beryllium copper wires.