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Since 1999, NZSSDA has organised technical seminars / training across a wide range of topics and issues. These are offered free of charge to members (with a charge for non-members) with notification sent out in advance.

As a member of NZSSDA, you also have access to the Nickel Institute (NI) technical enquiry service. Technical inquiries are answered directly to you by NI Consultants, and is a free service to members.

Once you visit the Nickel Institute website, you simply follow their procedure :

  • Click on Technical Inquiry Service (Home Page)
  • Click on create new account
  • Complete the new account information as requested (User Name and Password are required for each inquiry)
  • Enter your inquiry where indicated and click Submit

You should receive a response to your inquiry within 2 days

We trust that you will find the NI Technical Inquiry Service of continuing assistance. If you have any difficulties, please advise so that we can assist where necessary.

ASSDA Stainless Steel Specialist Course


The Stainless Steel Specialist Course (SSSC) is a breakthrough educational tool that provides a standard level of knowledge and qualification across the industry. It provides comprehensive information about every aspect of stainless steel practice in Australia. It is offered online via the International Stainless Steel Forum.

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Have any technical questions or inquiries?


If you have a question about the selection or use of a nickel-containing material, please log-in here to visit our technical inquiry service. Your question will be directed to one of our network of experts.

All queries will be directed to the Nickel Institute Technical Inquiry Service (log-in required or else create a new account on their website).

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Common Stainless Steel Grades, Chemical Compositions & Standards

Stainless steels have diverse properties which provide viable and cost-effective solutions to a vast range of applications. So, it’s important that the correct grade is selected for the right application and environment.

It’s also important that material is manufactured according to trusted standards and specifications to help organise, develop and supply goods that are safe & sustainable.

Download: Stainless grades & chemical composition


Download: Typical standards for stainless steels

Stainless Steel in the Dairy Industry


Dairying has been an agricultural practice since people first started domesticating animals. Milk and dairy products are a vital part of the diet for many people. They contain most of the basic elements neces-sary for children to grow and are an important part of the human diet.

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Sustainable steel in engineering & construction


Stainless steel is a material with attractive appearance, excellent corrosion resistance, good mechanical properties, low maintenance requirements and long life. These properties are valued by design engineers and as a result, stainless steel is finding increasing use in a wide range of applications in engineering structures.

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