Linus Drogs III - Au Enterprises, Inc., USA
Linus Drogs is the president of Au Enterprises, Inc. in Berkley, Michigan, specializing in private label manufacturing in jewelry and the auto industry. Since opening his company in 1987, he has worked on several technical projects including consulting for Stillwater Mine in Montana and Norilsk Nickle Mine in Russia, both of which support palladium jewelry manufacturing. He is a recipient of the Santa Fe Symposium® Ambassador Award. This is his third year presenting at the Symposium.
Industrial Casting Trials of New 950Pd Investment Casting Alloys with Superior Properties
Industrial casting trials were performed to understand and analyze the performance and behavior of the new enhanced palladium alloy developed at the Research Institute for Precious Metals and Metals Chemistry (fem) by Dr. Ulrich Klotz and Franz Held under the direction of Norilsk Nickel. This research will focus on practical processes used in a typical jewelry factory with standard equipment and material understanding.