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Laminating metals


#1

I’ve written to a few prominent metalsmiths on this question and
have received no response. Now I’ll try this forum. My question is
this: Is there a better way, other than hard solder, of laminating a
sheet of 18ga. platinum and 18ga. 18ky?

This laminate is going to have to take a lot of abuse and
manipulation, so I don’t want any separation. Any help would be
appreciated. Thank you, Dna


#2

if you don’t want to solder, have you considered cold connections?
from folding edges to riveting.

John


#3
Is there a better way, other than hard solder, of laminating a
sheet of 18ga. platinum and 18ga. 18ky? 

Explosive welding


#4

Hi John,

I think our poster wants to forge weld the metals, and platinum and
gold reportedly bond well (see Ferguson’s “Mokume Gane”).

Regards Charles A.


#5

Sounds like something similar to mokume gane. Perhaps one of the
mokume gurus could help…