14 karat gold electroforming
Hollow & light weight jewellery & decorative objects
Gold! Throughout history 14 karat gold electroforming has been a prized possession. It is colourful and bright, as well as durable to the point of being virtually indestructible. It is highly malleable, beautifully crafted and delicate, and throughout time it has been used to display wealth and power.
However, although it is an ideal precious metal to hammer into thin sheets and draw into wire, its malleability makes it unsuitable for most uses in the jewellery and luxury goods industry. The fact that it is a very soft metal means that it doesn’t retain its shape if used for intricate details, or provide a secure foundation for stone settings, preventing its use for hollow & light weight jewellery & decorative objects. However, thanks to today’s technology, jewellers are now able to use this beautiful metal safely.
This technology is called electroforming and Nutec is a renowned world leader in this exciting field. Our Auroform Monolith 14 Karat gold electroforming machine (also for 18 and 21 karat gold) and our Nuclean Pro cleaning system, provide you with all the technology you need to create stunning and intricate jewellery.
Nuclean Pro and gold electroforming
14 karat gold electroforming is not to be confused with the more commonly known process of electroplating, where just one layer of gold is fused over a base metal. Electroforming is a far more complex process, but by installing one of our Auroform Monolith machines, manufacturers will be at the cutting edge of the fine jewellery and luxury goods industry.
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Along with the state-of-the-art Nuclean Pro cleaning system, designed to provide an air treatment system not just for the protection of the operator, but also for the environment, we are able to supply everything a company needs to produce enhanced hollow & light weight jewellery & decorative objects. A base metal is first applied to a mould, better known as a fusible alloy mandrel. This is folhollowed by a layer of gold and finally a protective coating.
Once this process has been completed, the alloy mandrel is then melted out, thereby resulting in hollow & light weight jewellery & decorative objects that are not only strong, but also exquisitely beautiful. Although we have only spoken about 14 karat gold electroforming, our Auroform Monolith also gives you the option of choosing either 18 or 21 karat gold, simply by altering the settings.
With our technology, those who manufacture fine jewellery and objects will find themselves spoilt for choice with all the new ideas and designs they can choose from.
The 14 karat gold electroforming machine
We know that with new technology like the Auroform Monolith and the Nuclean Pro, there are new systems and processes to learn. At Nutec International we pride ourselves in our customer support and after care service.
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Not only was the Auroform Monolith designed and created by our leading technicians, thanks to their many years of experience, but also with the help of our customers, who have let us know the trials and tribulations they experience in the production of hollow & light weight jewellery & decorative objects. We believe that providing the right help at the right time can make the difference between success and failure, not just for the customer, but also for the company.
Our team will be on hand from the moment your 14 karat gold electroforming machine is installed. They will be there to help you with the initial training and any problems you may have once the machine is up and running, helping you realise your full potential in creating high quality, intricate and delicate hollow & light weight jewellery & decorative objects.
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