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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
Weight (Mass) Comparison
Troy to Metric Carat to Metric Avoirdupois to Troy Avoirdupois to Metric Carat to Avoirdupois
1 grain = 0.0648 grams 1 grain = 0.0648 grams 1 grain = 1 grain 1 grain = 0.0648 grams 1 carat = 0.007 ounces Avoirdupois
1 pennyweight = 1.5552 grams 1 carat = 200 milligrams 1 ounce Avoirdupois = 0.91145 troy ounces 1 ounce Avoirdupois = 28.3495 grams  
1 troy ounce = 31.1035 grams 1 point = 2 milligrams 1 pound Avoirdupois = 14.5833 troy ounces 1 pound Avoirdupois = 453.59 grams  
1 troy pound = 373.24 grams     22 pounds Avoirdupois = 1 kilogram  
      1 short ton = 907.18 kilograms  
      1 short ton = 0.90718 metric tons  

 

Linear Measure Comparison
Metric to English English to Metric
1 millimeter = 0.03937 inches 1 mil = 0.0254 millimeters
1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
1 meter = 39.37 inches 1 foot = 0.3048 meters
1 kilometer = 0.621 miles 1 rod = 5.029 meters
  1 mile = 1.6093

 

Surface Area Comparison
Metric to English English to Metric
1 sq. centimeter = 0.15499 sq. inches 1 sq. inch = 6.452 sq. centimeters
1 sq. meter = 1.196 sq. yards 1 sq. foot = 929.03 sq. centimeters
1 sq. kilometer = 0.386 sq. miles 1 sq. yard = 0.8361 sq. meters
  1 sq. rod = 25.293 meters

 

Volume (Measure) Comparison
Metric to English English to Metric
1 cubic centimeter = 0.06102 cubic inches 1 cubic inch = 16.387 cubic centimeters
1 cubic meter = 35.315 cubic feet 1 cubic foot = 0.0283 cubic meters
  1 cubic yard = 0.7646 cubic meters
  1 cord foot = 0.453 cubic meters
  1 cord = 3.625 cubic meters

 

Capacity Measure Comparison
Metric to English English to Metric (liquid) English to Metric (Dry)
1 milliliter = 0.338 fluid ounces 1 fluid ounce = 0.0296 liters 1 pint = 0.5506 liters
1 liter = 1.057 liquid quarts or 0.9081 dry quarts 1 gill = 0.1183 liters 1 quart = 1.1012 liters
1 kiloliter = 264.17 gallons or 28.38 bushels 1 cup = 0.2366 liters 1 peck = 8.8098 liters
  1 pint = 0.4732 liters 1 bushel = 35.2390 liters
  1 quart = 0.9464 liters  
  1 gallon = 3.7854 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.