The results of studies of the process of obtaining wire for the manufacture of jewelry chains from new nickel-free 585 gold fineness alloys are presented.
New 585 gold fineness alloys, alloyed with palladium, silver and other elements, and as modifiers - with rhodium and ruthenium in the stated quantities have been proposed.
By modeling the process of section rolling of rods in octagonal calibers using the variation method of minimum total power, the broadening of the metal and the energy-power parameters of rolling rods from the investigated alloys have been determined. The regularities of their change have been found. Software has been developed for designing processes for the production of longish deformed semi-finished products and technological modes of rolling and drawing of new gold alloys.
With the help of experimental studies, the adequacy of the results of calculations and modeling was checked and new data were obtained on the mechanical properties of the metal and its structure.
It has been found that the proposed alloys and the modes of their processing using the processes of section rolling and drawing make it possible in industrial conditions to obtain jewelry wire with a diameter of up to 0.25 mm with the level of mechanical and operational properties required for chain tying.