Nickel Hollow Tube Length 100mm Price per bundle of 10 assorted sizes & thicknesses.
Nickel is an often alloyed element, since it is able to alloy to almost any metal, and as a result, nickel tubing is predominantly fabricated from nickel alloys.
An attractive and durable metal, some additional characteristics of nickel include malleability, ductility, sanitary, and excellent strength and toughness in extreme environments.
Nickel tubing can refer to tubing that is wholly fabricated from nickel alloys, or it can refer to tubing that has been fabricated from a different material and then nickel coated. When the tube is completely fabricated from nickel alloys, the two most common processes of tube fabrication are tube rolling and tube extrusion. In tube rolling, pre-impregnated nickel alloys are cut and rolled around a mandrel.
For tubing that is nickel-coated rather than wholly nickel, electroplating is the most common. In electroplating, an electric current is used to reduce positively-charged ions of nickel from a solution and thus, coat the metal tubing with a layer of nickel. Electrolysis nickel plating may also be used, in which a catalytic process is used to reduce the nickel ions from a solution, which results in the coating of the tube with nickel without having to use electrical energy.