- Contain 10-25% nickel and 17-40% zinc with the remainder being copper.
- Corrosion resistance increases with higher nickel content and the resulting alloys are less vulnerable to stress corrosion. Strength also increases with nickel content but the increased nickel has little effect on ductility.
- The spring properties of the alloys are good and remain so at elevated temperatures.
- Where a nickel silver alloy is to be machined, lead can be added to the alloy (usually 1-2%) to improve results. However, this will reduce the cold workability of the alloy.
- Classified by their nickel content with higher nickel contents producing a whiter, silvery color.
- For industrial applications there is limited advantage in exceeding a nickel content of 18%, however for decorative applications a higher nickel content will provide maximum resistance to stain and tarnish.
- The electrical conductivity of nickel silver is much less than that for copper.
- They are alloys of copper, nickel and zinc and they find many applications in house wares i.e., cutlery as well as some industrial applications ie component manufacture.
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