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A type of stainless steel containing chromium and nickel.
- ‘The only alloy steel recommended for cryogenic service is 9% nickel steel.’
- ‘One year later, barrels were changed to nickel steel to handle the extra friction caused by jacketed bullets at then unheard of muzzle velocities.’
- ‘In fact, the only alteration necessary was to change the barrel to nickel steel in order to handle the higher velocities of jacketed bullets.’
- ‘The shell courses were of nickel steel, with welt strips for the seams made of the same material.’
- ‘The manganese nickel steel is more often used as a buildup deposit to maintain the characteristics of manganese steel when surfacing is required.’
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