Nickel silvers are commonly used in a wide variety of industries. Knowing the popular uses for nickel silver in both industrial and the arts can help you to determine if you would like to try this material for your business or hobby. Here are four applications for nickel silver that you may not know about:
- Food and beverage industry. The food and beverage industry uses nickel silver in handling equipment due to the fact that it is made from an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc. This blend offers high strength and a high resistance to corrosion, which is critical when exposed to the acidity of foods and drink mixes.
- Home improvements. Decorative hardware, such as drawer pulls and hinges are commonly made from nickel silver. These items can be sculpted to make them match a wide variety of styles and levels of decor no matter the taste of the homeowner.
- Knives, forks and serving pieces. Many times, tableware, such as serving pieces, or even cutlery, are made from nickel. Tableware and utensils are typically electroplated to make them resistant to use as well as not reactive to acids that can be found in food.
- Musical instruments. Flutes, trumpets and other parts manufactured for instruments may be made from nickel silver. These parts are durable and can withstand the use that musicians put into their instruments.
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