AM Au-0 is Pure Gold with a minimum purity of 99.99%. Gold is widely used in many applications and processes including brazing (soldering), plating, vapor deposition, dental, jewelry, and as an electrical connector. AM Au-0 can be used to braze virtually all ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces, carbides, and metalized ceramics. AM Au-0 is also the preferred joining material for medical device manufacturers because of its purity levels and FDA Approval for internal implantable devices.
Gold slugs are typically used in a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) setting. This involves heating the slug to allow the gold to vaporize. It can the be applied to the desired substrate via a vacuum where as it cools and condenses, a thin film of gold will form along the surface.
AM Au-0 Pure Gold can be successfully brazed onto all metal surfaces and metalized ceramics primarily in a controlled atmosphere (CAB) or vacuum furnace. AM Au-0 is widely used in Medical as a braze filler metal for joining platinum feed-through pins and other implantable medical devices. AM Au-0 is eutectic (Solidus/Liquidus the same temperature) and is a very free flowing element. AM Au-0 has excellent thermal and electrical conductivity and is resistant to corrosion and oxidation. A minimum brazing temperature of 1976° F (1080°C) is recommended for furnace and vacuum applications.
AM Au-0 is produced in accordance to American Welding Society (AWS) A5.8 Specifications.
1 inch long x .236" diameter slugs / pellets
- Brazing Temperature Range High: 2012° F / 1100° C
- Brazing Temperature Range Low: 1976° / F 1080°C
- Liquidus: 1947° F / 1064° C
- Solidus: 1947° F / 1064° C
- Au: 99.99% (four nine’s) Minimum purity