I am looking for an alloy with low melting temperature (< 350°C) which is not toxic when in direct constant contact with skin, food and overall in domestic environment. My application is a solder that can be used for soldering a ring.


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I'm not a metallurgist, which you should probably ask... but there is this that I found:

Low Melting Fusible Alloys

Both Cadmium and Lead are toxic, but Bismuth, Indium, and Tin are not. An alloy of those might be what you're looking for. Indium raises the price-point considerably, as it's a few magnitudes more expensive than Bismuth and Tin.

  • $\begingroup$ Metallurgist will most probably tell that toxicity is for biologist or toxicologist and there is no stackexchange for metallurgist yet $\endgroup$
    – tig
    Aug 3, 2013 at 11:09
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    $\begingroup$ Rather than a metallurgist I would probably ask a jeweler... they should definitely know what they are allowed to use. $\endgroup$
    – nico
    Aug 3, 2013 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ @nico: just tried contacting jewelers, though not sure if they use low melting point alloys $\endgroup$
    – tig
    Aug 4, 2013 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ @tig: right, did not think about that $\endgroup$
    – nico
    Aug 4, 2013 at 20:43

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