AURUNA® 3407 EF Gold Electrolyte for Electroforming

Cyanid-free gold electrolyte

AURUNA® 3407 EF is cyanide free and mainly used for electroforming with wax and metal cores. The electrolyte allows to produce high-quality hollow jewellery with thick gold layers between 150 and 200 micrometer on mandrels made conductive.

The layers have an excellent hardness up to 160 HV and a fineness of 99.9 percent. Therefore, the produced pieces are very stable in use. The surfaces are semi-bright and show good quality. They can easily be polished as well as soldered.

The electrolyte convinces user dues to an additional surplus. It does not contain any toxic additives as grain refiners like arsenic, thallium or lead.

Electrolyte characteristics

Electrolyte type

Neutral

Metal content

20 (19 - 21) g/l Au

pH value

8.2 (8.0 - 8.4)

Operating temperature

35 (30 - 40) °C

Current density range

0.3 A/dm²

Plating speed

Approx. 0.2 μm/min at 0.3 A/dm²

Deposition rate

Approx. 122 mg/Amin

Anode material

Pt-Ti (Typ PLATINODE® Pt-Ti)

Current efficiency

Approx. 90 %

Coating characteristics

Coating

Fine gold

Caratage

24 carats

Purity

99.9 wt. % Au

Colour of deposit

Yellow

Brightness

Semi-bright

Hardness

Approx. 160 HV

Max. coating thickness

Several 100 μm

Density of the coating

Approx. 19.3 g/cm³

Advantages

  • Cyanide-free gold electrolyte for the production of hollow jewellery
  • Suitable for mandrels made of wax and metal
  • Layer thicknesses of 150 to 200 micrometers, hardness up to 160 HV
  • No arsenic, thallium or lead as grain refiner

Applications

  • Electroforming
  • Hollow jewellery
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