Photochemical Machining Materials: Nickel Silver

Called “nickel silver” because of its silver appearance, nickel silver actually contains no elemental silver. Nickel silver is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. Nickel silvers can contain significant amounts of zinc and often can be considered a subset of brass. Nickel silver can be used as a base metal electroplated with silver. Nickel silver is valued for its corrosion resistance.

 

Sample Nickel Silver Photo Etching Projects:

  • Jewelry
  • Decorative accessories
  • Marine fittings
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • RFI/EMI shielding
  • Model railroad layouts
  • Musical instrument parts