I’ve been casting some of my filligree designs using the Argentium
935 pro grain and have noticed some brittleness. I often form and or
forge my designs to some degree after casting and the brittleness
usually appears when forming as a crack in the piece.
Most casting alloys contain silicon to assist their casting
properties, this will make them prone to crack if they are worked
exactly like a wrought alloy. If all the normal casting parameters
are correct, 935 Pro will forge successfully. However because it
also contains silicon, it may require annealing more often than you
would when forging standard sheet and wire.