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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 Etch Etching Projects:

  • Jewelry
  • Decorative accessories
  • Marine fittings
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Heating coils
  • Model railroad layouts
  • Musical instrument parts