Silver nickels are produced through powder metallurgy processes. Compositions for these materials range from 5% to 30% nickel. Silver nickel alloys with lower concentrations of nickel can be manufactured into strip and wire products for further fabrication into contact rivets, clad products, and discrete contacts. Alloys with higher nickel concentrations are produced as discrete contacts, through unit compaction processes. Discrete contacts are often supplied with braze alloy flushed to the brazing face.
*The asterisks (*) in this table represent the fully annealed condition. The compositions listed are generally considered the industry standards. The listed values represent the typical properties of these materials. Modifications to meet special applications may be possible.