10% Nickel Alloy - NS101

The NS101 stocked by Columbia Metals Ltd is a 10% nickel-containing alloy, occasionally described as nickel brass. It is the most universally used grade of nickel silver rod. It is easily formed into intricate shapes by hot stamping and also provides good machinability.

NS101 has excellent tarnish and corrosion resistance, and is often listed for various architectural applications where its appealing silvery gold color and resistance to atmospheric corrosion are well utilized.

Related Specifications of NS101

  • CuNi10Zn42Pb2
  • CW402J

Nominal Composition of NS101

Cu 45.0%, Ni 10.0%, Pb 2.0%, and Zn rem

Main Features of NS101

  • High level of tarnish resistance
  • Good ductility and strength
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Attractive silvery gold coloration
  • Excellent machining and hot-stamping characteristics

Applications of NS101

General—medical, scientific, and industrial instrument parts; switchgear components; electronic and electrical pins and connectors; and musical instrument valves and fittings.

Columbia Metals—a Leading Supplier of NS101

With almost 60 years of experience and a wide variety of stock, Columbia Metals is an industry leader in the supply of NS101 and other good quality specialist engineering alloys.

Nickel Silver

  Related Specifications Mechanical Properties
Alloy Name BS UNS BS EN Others Ultimate Tensile Strength N/mm² Minimum Yield Strength N/mm² Elongation % Hardness HB
NS­10­1 NS­10­1   CW­40­2J   52­0 23­0 20 13­0H­V
NS­10­4 NS­10­4 C7­57­00 CW­40­3J   53­0 32­0 30 14­0H­V
NS­10­6 NS­10­6 C7­52­00 CW­40­9J UZ-22 N1­8 39­0 12­0 45 80­HV
SI­LV­ER­SP­EE­D-XL         56­0 45­0 20 18­5H­V


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