Melting Points of Metals

by Lexi, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

When hard soldering, it's important to know the melting point of the metal you're working with. Use this chart to always make sure the flow point of the solder is lower than the melting point of your metal.

Metal Type Fahrenheit Celsius
Pewter 440 226
Tin 450 232
Zinc 786 418
Aluminum 1220 660
14Kt Gold 1615 879
Sterling Silver 1640 893
Brass 1652-1724 900-940
18Kt Gold 1700 926
Fine Silver 1760 960
Bronze 1825 996
Gold (Pure) 1948 1064
Copper 1983 1084
Nickel 2030 1110
High Carbon Steel 2500 1371
Stainless Steel 2550 1398
Medium Carbon Steel 2600 1426
Low Carbon Steel 2700 1482
Platinum 3221 1771

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