Global Patent Index - EP 1065288 A1

EP 1065288 A1 2001-01-03 - A gold alloy and a process for the manufacture thereof

Title (en)

A gold alloy and a process for the manufacture thereof

Title (de)

Goldlegierung und Verfahren zu deren Herstellung

Title (fr)

Alliage en or et procédé pour sa fabrication

Publication

EP 1065288 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00305274 A

Priority

GB 9914833 A

Abstract (en)

An age-hardened Au-Ag-Cu-Zn quaternary alloy suitable for use in the manufacture of jewellery, the alloy comprising: Gold - from 35 to 40wt.% Silver - from 13 to 20wt.% Copper - from 35 to 45wt.% Zinc - from 4 to 10wt.% and optionally Silicon - from 0.01 to 0.5wt.% Boron - from 0.001 to 0.15wt.% wherein the alloy has a Vickers Hardness (Hv) of 200. The process involves solution treating the alloy at a temperature of up to the solidus temperature, cooling to ambient temperature and age-hardening in the range of from 200 to 400 DEG C. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C22C 5/02; C22C 9/00; A44C 27/00; C22F 1/14; C22F 1/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A44C 27/00 (2006.01); C22C 5/02 (2006.01); C22C 9/00 (2006.01); C22F 1/08 (2006.01); C22F 1/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A44C 27/003 (2013.01); C22C 5/02 (2013.01); C22C 9/00 (2013.01); C22F 1/08 (2013.01); C22F 1/14 (2013.01)

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EP 1065288 A1 20010103; EP 1065288 B1 20040929; AT 278044 T 20041015; DE 60014251 D1 20041104; GB 2352452 A 20010131; GB 9914833 D0 19990825

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