Nickel

H Cross Company supplies Nickel ribbons and strips

H. Cross Company can supply Nickel in the following Grades: Type 200/201, 205, 220, 225, 233, 270, K99 and P51. We will only discuss the most common forms with side by side chemistry and property comparisons.

Chemistry By % Weight

Type 200/201 Type 205 Type 220
C 0.02%
Max
C 0.15%
Max
C 0.15%
Max
Cu 0.02% Cu 0.15%
Max
Cu 0.1%
Max
Fe 0.05% Fe 0.2%
Max
Fe 0.1%
Max
S 0.002% S 0.008% S 0.008%
Max
Si 0.05%
Max
Si 0.15%
Max
Si 0.01-0.05%
Max
Ti 0.01-0.05%
Ni Balance Ni Balance Ni Balance
Mg 0.01-0.08%
Mn 0.2%

Chemistry by % Weight

Type 225 Type 233 Type 270
C <=0.15% C 0.1%
Max
C 0.02%
Max
Cu <=0.1% Cu 0.1%
Max
Cu 0.01%
Max
Fe <=0.1% Fe 0.1%
Max
Fe 0.05%
Max
S <=0.008% S 0.008%
Max
S 0.003%
Max
Si 0.15-0.25% Si 0.1%
Max
Si 0.005%
Max
Ti 0.01-0.05% Ti 0.005%
Max
Ti 0.005%
Max
Ni >=99% Ni Balance Ni Balance
Mg 0.01-0.08%
Mn 0.2%

Typical Mechanical Properties

200/201 205 220 225 233 270
Ultimate Tensile Strength 67,000 PSI 50,000 PSI 50,000 PSI 167,000 PSI 55,000 PSI 50,000 PSI
Yield Strength 21,500 PSI 13,100 PSI 21,500 PSI 150,000 PSI 15,000 PSI 16,000 PSI
Elongation @ Break 47% 45% 47% 46% 40% 50%
Modulus of Elasticity 30,000 KSI 30,000 KSI 30,000 KSI
Poisson’s Ratio 0.31 0.27-0.30 0.28

All Mechanical Properties based on material in annealed condition.

Typical Physical Properties

200/201 205 220 225 270
Density
(Lbs/cu in)
0.321 0.321 0.321 0.321 0.321
Melting Point ° C 1440 1441 1445 1440 1454
Electrical Resistivity
(µohm-cm)
8.5 9.5 6.1 7.0 7.5
Thermal Conductivity
(W/m-K)
67.1 75 50.6 16 86

Applications

Type 200/201

Nickel 200/201 is a ferromagnetic, wrought commercially pure nickel with high ductility across wide temperature ranges. It also provides good corrosion resistance against moderately reducing environments. In the annealed condition it has roughly the strength of mild steel. Material provided in the as rolled condition can provide higher strength levels.

Type 205

Nickel 205 is similar to type 200 with the exception that its composition has been enhanced for use in electrical and electronic applications. It is commonly used in anode and grids for electronic valves, lead wires, battery cases, transistor housings and magnetostrictive transducers.

Type 220, 225

Nickel 220 and 225 are chemically similar to type 205 but it has been further enhanced to work specifically in the area of electronic tube cathodes.

Type 233

Nickel 233 is a wrought commercially pure nickel with a low carbon content. It has excellent corrosion resistance with high electrical and thermal conductivities. It is most suitable for use in electronic components and temperature sensors.

Type 270

Nickel 270 is the highest purity of the nickel alloys and is made by powder metallurgy. It has a low base hardness but holds high ductility. It high purity makes it useful for hydrogen thyratrons and electrical resistance thermometers.

Forms

H. Cross Company can provide all nickel alloys in wire, ribbon, strip, sheet and foil sizes to suit your particular needs. Please refer to our Typical Dimension and Tolerances page for general size ranges of products. If you do not see your required size list Contact Us by email or phone for further information or assistance.