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Legor Premium Nickel-Based White Master Alloy for 14-18K, #WE480C1

Item Number: 104402

Formulated exclusively by Legor® Group, this premium alloy is suitable for manufacturers producing sheet and wire. This alloy offers a higher ductility and malleability that stands up better to rolling, milling and drawing. Nickel-based white offers exceptional fluidity.
• Karat: 14-18
• System: closed or mechanical
• Anti-oxidant: no
• Grain refiner: high

Catalog page: 2013 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.507

How To
The Difference Between Gold Alloys and Master Alloys
Two terms you should be familiar with are "gold alloy" (sometimes called pre-mixed gold alloy or karated gold, which must contain gold in the amount specified) and "master alloy" (which is an a blend of non-precious metals intended to be mixed with gold.)

1  A gold alloy has a specific amount of gold combined with other elements, such as copper, silver, nickel and zinc. The metals added to gold are called “alloying additions.”
2  The most convenient way to add alloying additions to pure gold (to create a lesser karat value) is to pre-mix the alloying metals into a master alloy that will give the gold alloy specific physical properties such as color, strength and density.
3  When you buy a master alloy, you receive a combination of metals that must first be mixed with pure gold to create your gold casting alloy. All gold casting alloys start with pure 24K gold, which is a brilliant yellow and very soft. The master alloy you choose determines how color and other characteristics change in the final gold alloy. A master alloy labeled “14K rich yellow” will produce a rich yellow 14K gold alloy when it is properly mixed with 24K gold.
4  It is quite possible to raise the karat value of gold that has already been alloyed; however, care must be taken to avoid mixing dissimilar master alloys. Mixing master alloys made with different metals usually results in the loss of the intended properties of either master alloy.
5  Using master alloys gives you the advantage of having a wide range of colors on hand at a low cost compared to stocking several amounts of karat gold. Rio Grande offers a complete range of master alloys you can use to create many colors and karat values of gold—including nickel white and nickel-free palladium white.
6  If you make your own sheet and wire, you can customize your casting alloys to produce the best working properties for your particular needs. This means less cracking as you roll or pull your own metal to your required sizes.
7  If you create your own alloys, (or when you’re ready to begin alloying your own metals) depend on Rio to be your partner in success!



Charts

Weight Conversions

Weight Conversions

1 Troy ounce = 31.1033 grams
1 Troy ounce = 20 pennyweights (dwt.)
.9114 Troy ounce = 1 ounce avoirdupois
1.5552 grams = 1 pennyweight (dwt.)
28.3495 grams = 1 ounce avoirdupois



Converting Grams

Converting Grams

To Convert To: Multiply by:
Carats 5.0
Pennyweights .6430149
Troy ounces 0.03215075
Avoirdupois ounces 0.03527396
Grains 15.43236



Common Conversions

Common Conversions

WEIGHT (MASS) COMPARISON LINEAR MEASURE COMPARISON VOLUME (MEASURE) COMPARISON
Troy to Metric Metric to English Metric to English
1 grain = 0.0648 grams 1 millimeter = 0.03937 inches 1 cubic centimeter = 0.06102 cubic inches
1 pennyweight = 1.5552 grams 1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches 1 cubic meter = 35.315 cubic feet
1 troy ounce = 31.1035 grams 1 meter = 39.37 inches English to Metric
1 troy pound = 373.24 grams 1 kilometer = 0.621 miles 1 cubic inch = 16.387 cubic centimeters
Carat to Metric English to Metric 1 cubic foot = 0.0283 cubic meters
1 grain = 0.0648 grams 1 mil = 0.0254 millimeters 1 cubic yard = 0.7646 cubic meters
1 carat = 200 milligrams 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters 1 cord foot = 0.453 cubic meters
1 point = 2 milligrams 1 foot = 0.3048 meters 1 cord = 3.625 cubic meters
Avoirdupois to Troy 1 yard = 0.9144 meters CAPACITY MEASURE COMPARISON
1 grain= 1 grain 1 rod = 5.029 meters Metric to English
1 ounce Avoir. = 0.91145 troy ounces 1 mile = 1.6093 kilometers 1 milliliter = 0.338 fluid ounces
1 pound Avoir. = 14.5833 troy ounces SURFACE AREA COMPARISON 1 liter = 1.057 liquid quarts or 0.9081 dry quarts
Avoirdupois to Metric Metric to English 1 kiloliter = 264.17 gallons or 28.38 bushels
1 grain = 0.0648 grams 1 sq. centimeter = 0.15499 sq. inches English to Metric (Liquid)
1 ounce Avoir = 28.3495 grams 1 sq. meter = 1.196 sq. yards 1 fluid ounce = 0.0296 liter
1 pound Avoir = 453.59 grams 1 sq. kilometer = 0.386 sq. miles 1 gill = 0.1183 liters
22 pounds Avoir = 1 kilogram English to Metric 1 cup = 0.2366 liters
1 short ton = 907.18 kilograms 1 sq. inch = 6.452 sq. centimeters 1 pint = 0.4732 liters
1 short ton = 0.90718 metric tons 1 sq. foot = 929.03 sq. centimeters 1 quart = 0.9464 liters
1 gallon = 3.7854 liters
Carat to Avoirdupois 1 sq. yard = 0.8361 sq. meters English to Metric (Dry)
1 carat = 0.007 ounces Avoirdupois 1 sq. rod = 25.293 meters 1 pint = 0.5506 liters
    1 quart = 1.1012 liters
    1 peck = 8.8098 liters
    1 bushel = 35.2390 liters
     



Karating Made Easy

Create the karat value you want using the tables below. For a new alloy, begin with 24-karat (pure gold) and reduce to the karat value you need. If you have a lower-karat alloy already on hand, use the appropriate table to either raise or lower its karat value to meet your needs.

Reducing Factors
  Desired Karat Value
Starting Karat Value 22K 18K 14K 10K
24K .091 .333 .714 1.40
22K .222 .571 1.20
18K .286 .800
14K .400
 
Raising Factors
  Desired Karat Value
Starting Karat Value 10K 14K 18K 22K
0K .714 1.40 3.00 11.0
8K .143 .600 1.667 7.00
10K .400 1.33 6.00
14K .667 4.00
18K 3.00

To calculate your karat weights, multiply the pennyweight of the gold you're working with by the factor (from the tables above) for the karat you want to create. See examples below.

To make 14K alloy from 8 dwt. of 24K: 8 × .714 = 5.71 dwt. of alloy.

To make 18K alloy from 15 dwt. of 14K: 15 × .667 = 10 dwt. of 24K.