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Nickel Silver Alloy

NS103 Nickel Silver Alloy

NS103 is a wrought nickel silver alloy containing 60-65% copper, with an alpha phase structure.


The material is generally suitable for severe forming operations. NS103, which is slightly yellow in colour, offers good corrosion resistance in marine and rural environments. The alloy has good cold working properties, but hot working properties are poor. NS103 is used in a diverse range of applications from tableware to surgical instruments.


NS103 nickel silver alloy offers good corrosion resistance in rural and marine atmospheres. Whilst the alloys hot working characteristics are poor, NS103 has excellent cold working properties and is suitable for severe forming operations.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Costume jewellery
  • Nameplates
  • Surgical instruments
  • Light fittings
  • Optical fittings
  • Tableware
  • Door kicking plates
  • Trophies

We stock NS103 in round bar, plate, sheet, strip, wire and square bar.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for NS103 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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