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, Volume 58, Issue 9, pp 22–26 | Cite as

A century of monel metal: 1906–2006

  • Lewis E. Shoemaker
  • Gaylord D. Smith
Overview Nicke: A Century of Innovation

Abstract

This paper describes the invention of the first nickel alloy developed by the International Nickel Company and patented in 1906 that ultimately came to be known as Monel® alloy 400. The early applications are discussed and contrasted with current uses. From this beginning, a number of nickel-copper alloys were developed, one of which became the first age-hardenable nickel alloy. Developed in the 1920s, the alloy is still known as Monel alloy K-500.

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© Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lewis E. Shoemaker
    • 1
  • Gaylord D. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Huntington-Alloys/Special Metals Corporation in Huntington

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