Gold Bulletin

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 140–143 | Cite as

Investment casting of gold jewellery

The surface properties of castings: Effects of casting atmospheres and other factors
  • Dieter Ott
  • Christoph J. Raub
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Measurements made by a very simple method have shown that many of the factors which affect the quality of castings are sensitive to surface and interfacial energies during the pouring of the melt. The results of a number of measurements of these parameters are presented and discussed.


Interfacial Energy Gold Alloy Gold Jewellery White Gold Investment Material 
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© World Gold Council 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Ott
    • 1
  • Christoph J. Raub
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Edelmetalle und MetallchemieSchwäbisch GmündFederal Republic of Germany

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