Chemical elements are divided into to main groups, namely metals and non-metals. Metals are consequently divided into two further groups referred to as ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The word ferrous comes from the Latin word ferrum which means contains iron. In other words, ferrous metals refer to metals that contain iron while non-ferrous metals incorporate metals that don’t contain iron. Non-ferrous metals are used in a wide variety of applications. In order to have a better understanding of non-ferrous metals, some of their key characteristics are outlined below.
First, it helps to have some idea of what kind of materials are considered non-ferrous metals. Examples of the more commonly used non ferrous metals include Copper, Nickel, Aluminum, Titanium, Tungsten Steel And Brass. The chemical properties in these metals are the opposite of those that contain iron, i.e. ferrous metals. One of the key characteristics of non-ferrous metals is that they do not rust or oxidize unlike ferrous metals. This is a very valuable benefit of non-ferrous metals, which makes them therefore useful in a variety of applications.
|C %||Si %||Mn %||Cr %||Al %||Fe %|
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|Electrical resistivity at 20°C Ω mm2/m||1.45|
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We are engaged in offering a wide range of Nichrome Strips. Catering to various industries, this range is manufactured using qualitative raw-material sourced from the famed vendors. Nichrome is a non-magnetic alloy of nickel, chromium, and often iron. Nichrome products are corrosion-resistant and confer relatively high electrical resistivity. We deliver them as per the exact preferences of our clients.
Nichrome is used in the explosives and fireworks industry as a bridge wire in electric ignition systems, such as electric matches and model rocket igniters.
Industrial and hobby hot wire foam cutters use nichrome wire.
Nichrome wire is commonly used in ceramic as an internal support structure to help some elements of clay sculptures hold their shape while they are still soft. Nichrome wire is used for its ability to withstand the high temperatures that occur when clay work is fired in a kiln.
Nichrome wire can be used as an alternative to platinum wire for flame testing by coloring the non-luminous part of a flame to detect cations such as sodium, potassium, copper, calcium etc.
The alloy tends to be expensive due to its high nickel content. Distributor pricing is typically indexed to commodity market prices for nickel.
Other areas of usage include motorcycle silencers, in certain areas in the microbiological lab apparatus, and as the heating element of plastic extruders by the Rep Rap 3D printing community.For heating, resistance wire must be stable in air when hot. Nichrome wire forms a protective layer of chromium oxide