How Strong is Gold or Silver? Hydraulic Press Test!
Which is the strongest jewelry / precious metal? Yellow Gold, White Gold or Silver? How many tons they can take? We are going to test that out with our 150 ton hydraulic press and 150 ton force sensor. And how they rank against metals like Tungsten / wolfram, Magnesium, Bishmuth, Aluminium or Iron? Link to Kultasepät Andreasen
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  • Hydraulic Press Channel
    Hydraulic Press Channel

    Thanks to Kultasepät Andreasen for making the cubes for free to be crushed on the video. And as I mentioned they took them back and you can now order for example gold ring that is made out of crushed HPC gold :D Here is link to their website if you are interested

    • Brian M
      Brian M

      *cries in poverty* Think of the nice completely heat dissipating properties of a gold Raspberry Pi case, tho . *sigh*.

    • Kevin Saarinen
      Kevin Saarinen


    • Mercy Khiangte
      Mercy Khiangte

      Can you do s laptop

    • Spoon

      Video Idea: see how many wrinkled tissues can fit in a given space (not the boxes just the tisues)

    • Matthew Coffy
      Matthew Coffy

      I was wondering could you crush a RTX 3090?

  • Jake Eastin
    Jake Eastin

    Can you 90% copper and 10% tin and make bronze and smash it please

  • Jake Eastin
    Jake Eastin

    I actually know the answer to this buddy. But god this is so satisfying to watch

  • varškėsapkepas

    Gold is harder than iron?

  • Viper

    Sometimes I forget these are extreme close ups, so my brain just thinks it was a huge cube of gold lol.

  • Joshua Jackson
    Joshua Jackson

    Thank you

  • ShelBelSaphire

    Noot noot :(

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford

    I vote for indium!!! Softest metal in town

  • Alex Gatto
    Alex Gatto

    Just gonna muder Pingu smh

  • Brian M
    Brian M

    Pure gold and titaninum, maybe.

  • doire aintu
    doire aintu

    I like the way the squished cubes appear to levitate when they're stacked on top of each other.

  • Jose Díaz
    Jose Díaz

    What is the hydraulic press made of?

    • doire aintu
      doire aintu

      All three were a lot stronger than I assumed. Good on your goldsmith friend for helping out!

  • Kevin Saarinen
    Kevin Saarinen

    your finnish me too

  • HalfBakedPinoy

    anybody else expecting him to crush all three metals together? no, just me? ok...

  • frotz661

    How about again with pure gold?

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa

    I like the way the squished cubes appear to levitate when they're stacked on top of each other.

  • Dragonrider616

    Maybe platinum, rhodium, iridium and nickel next.

    • Dragonrider616

      @hoiy vinosa 24 carat would be a lot softer, kinda close to lead. Funny thing is, I was gonna recommend lithium, but that can (almost) be squashed with bare hands.

    • hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa

      Shocking that the gold is stronger than Iron. Wonder how 24 carat gold would go?

  • ali rahmat
    ali rahmat

    I come here for the Turk and Russo hybrid accent

  • Zod of Heaven
    Zod of Heaven

    Wow, silver is worth almost nothing compared to gold!

  • sokin jon
    sokin jon

    Extremely satisfying crushes. Also love the strength comparison chart. Fascinating, even if just an estimate.

  • M

    Am I the only one who doesn't understand a word of what he's saying?

    • sokin jon
      sokin jon

      Is the gold real?

  • PugCam

    Its 3am why am I watching this

  • obsolete optics
    obsolete optics

    Noot noot!

  • Common Sense Wins
    Common Sense Wins

    Would be interesting to know how the material temperature raised after compression.

  • turbojoe2

    And all this time I thought gold was softer..

  • Gustav Gnöttgen
    Gustav Gnöttgen

    I like how the color and texture change while the blocks deform.

  • CyberCurtainTwitcher

    I came for the silver and gold but stayed for the crushing.

  • gioyu comi
    gioyu comi

    All three were a lot stronger than I assumed. Good on your goldsmith friend for helping out!

  • Skycopper

    Hello there, Now I know this the juicero hate trend was over years ago but you think you can squeeze a juicero bag?

    • Skycopper

      @gioyu comi Why are you giving me a poem?

    • Skycopper

      @gioyu comi ?

    • gioyu comi
      gioyu comi

      They all conform to the laws of physics. They did it when they were inside the sun, they did it when they were inside the Earth, and they do it under a press.

  • Dat Tepo
    Dat Tepo

    Is it 24k gold ?

  • Stephen Kramer
    Stephen Kramer

    You can compare your results to published data for strength of materials in compression. For instance I found a reference that says the compressive strength of gold varies from 20MPa to 205MPa. 1 MPa is 1 million kg, multiplied by 9.8, divided by the area of compression. For a 10mm cube the data suggests the applied force at ultimate compressive stress should be 2000 to 20,000N, or 204kg to 2004kg, or .2 to 2 metric tons, or 449 to 4490lb. You can get this number for any material, just multiply the strength by the area, that gives you force.

  • Egor Nazarov
    Egor Nazarov

    I don't panemayu English

  • Paul Shipley
    Paul Shipley

    Shocking that the gold is stronger than Iron. Wonder how 24 carat gold would go?

  • Mohamad Tabshi
    Mohamad Tabshi

    Who else found the pressing sound in slow motion is very much relaxing 😂?

  • shard sniffer
    shard sniffer

    I'm going to buy a bigger hydraulic press and take all your views.

  • B Pri
    B Pri

    Makes sense about how strong yellow gold is, it is atomically dense so the more you squeeze it the harder it will be.

  • Keanu Parslow
    Keanu Parslow

    Is the gold real?

  • Christine Moore
    Christine Moore

    I’m surprised because I’ve always been told gold is the softer metal but silver was almost a pancake at the same amount of pressure gold still had some shape

  • gaurav plays
    gaurav plays

    I know as a Minecraft noob player gold can be broken in just 23 hits of cobble stone in efficiency 3 at the speed of 1.23 seconds


    They're not pure. it's a waste. You can see the gold cracking. You need pure gold. Like in this video. that's what I thought was supposed to happen. This video is a false representation of gold.

  • mmpj twod
    mmpj twod

    If Wolverine ever comes by again, ask him if he has a 1" cube of Adamantium for comparison :-D

  • dan cummane
    dan cummane

    Goodnight penguin 🐧! 😔

  • SmoothCanoes

    4:47 Every time i get home from the pub

  • Aldizzert

    Mmmmm. Griotten!

  • worksmartpaul

    They all conform to the laws of physics. They did it when they were inside the sun, they did it when they were inside the Earth, and they do it under a press.

  • polyhistorphilomath

    I expected to hear you say “made by local smith Ilmarinen”. I would have asked him to forge another sampo in that case.

  • Davis Baker
    Davis Baker

    At around 3:07 you can actually see the gold is molten and kinda bubbly against the bottom tool, i do belive i saw the same thing on the yellow gold

  • HeSavesMankind

    Penguin no more.

  • ScienceFoundation

    It's not that gold is hard, it's just infinitely malleable

  • Joe

    Can you crush 10 iPhones at once? Also 10 Nokia' phones

  • kek23k

    Poor Pingu!

  • RJ

    Compress water.

  • Leonessa Gentile
    Leonessa Gentile

    Now I’m dying to know where rose gold would be 🤔

  • Zachary Dutcher
    Zachary Dutcher

    one of the unique properties of Au is that it can be formed into exceptionally thin foil without technology. paper and a hammer is enough. 300 atoms thick... that would have been a nice thing to include in a video about squishing gold.

  • Yuri Suzuki
    Yuri Suzuki

    i love ur voice for some reason maybe it's the Finnish accent

  • Shauka Hodan
    Shauka Hodan

    This is good to know. If I ever stick my hand in a hydraulic press, my wedding band just might survive.

  • Gooby

    3.32 tai no :)

  • Gooby

    Tämä on rallienglanti pähkinänkuoressa. Kunnon kontenttia!

  • James Churchill
    James Churchill

    Oh noooooooooooo...t

  • Zephra Martin
    Zephra Martin

    silver by itself is very weak, it is why most jewelry is made of sterling silver which I think usually contains about 5% copper, which is why on sterlings silver jewlery it will usually be etched or stamped on the inside 95 5

  • Arno nümuss
    Arno nümuss

    Noot Noot :D

  • Peachy

    i wanna see a stainless steel cube please

  • Fuzzwuzzle

    Dam, tungsten does not fuck about

  • Marc Kenner
    Marc Kenner

    How is white gold worth more than yellow? Isn't it 10% silver?

  • Gillan Shaw
    Gillan Shaw

    Could you do a crushed together alloy and a melted together alloy and see which is stronger?

  • Sébastien C
    Sébastien C

    If you stop pressing, heat it to red, cool it, and continue pressing, you can crush it without cracks. There should be no limit to the pressure it can hold, as the surface will increase indefinitely.

  • Trayolphia

    4:05 all alloys…any chance you’re ever gonna try similarly sized cubes of PURE element…?

  • Trayolphia

    2:55 never understood this “white gold” stuff…and I’m reminded of Blackadder the second “The colour of gold…is GOLD…that’s why it’s called GOLD”…

    • MyUnquenchableThirst

      @Trayolphia but pure gold has a color that most people have never seen before because gold is almost always mixed with other metals. White gold is also a mixture of mostly gold and some other metals. All the mixtures have different colors.

    • Carolyn Games
      Carolyn Games

      @Trayolphia that's just so the miners can see it better. lol

    • Trayolphia

      @MyUnquenchableThirst yet pure gold…is gold coloured…?

    • MyUnquenchableThirst

      Gold is not a color. Gold is an element on the periodic table

  • William H. Buttlicker
    William H. Buttlicker

    Go for tungsten now!

  • Eric McLeod
    Eric McLeod

    So you're crushing about $1250 USD worth of gold.

  • de0509

    Lmao so ductile. Where is the UTS? Absolutely not obvious

  • walter kersting
    walter kersting

    Is that a hair?

  • BG Hoody
    BG Hoody

    Seeing the cubes deform in slo-mo is awesome. Great job.

  • crezy 91
    crezy 91

    Great video but if I could mention that it's a little tough to understand your measurements. Could you possibly show a conversion on the screen for American people. Would really help connect with what your doing 🤘👌

  • Billy Thorson
    Billy Thorson

    Anybody else hoping he was going smash all three together?

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay

    It would be cool if you have a thermal camera in your videos

  • Michael Webb
    Michael Webb

    3:59 me gaining weight

  • Grizzlox

    Ok.... but why is silver beautiful even as a cube?

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay

      Goodness, what's the hydraulic press pressing plates made out of?

  • 14goldmedals

    I leaned 2 things today. First I was very surprised that gold alloy tested stronger than copper. Second, penguins are blue inside.

  • Thomas Stewart
    Thomas Stewart

    hey, I had an idea for you, what if you made a challenge where people could send you a 3d model designed to fit inside a specific amount of space, you get the models 3d printed, and then you crush them on the press to have a sort of design competition where the strongest print with the least material wins?

  • Zim Rivas
    Zim Rivas

    Good thing my wedding band is made out of tungsten and has never broken or gotten a scratch and I work in construction because I didn’t buy from a cheap website like everyone else with horror stories

  • Anthony Thomas
    Anthony Thomas

    That was satisfying to watch. I thought the yellow gold would be softer.

  • Alejandro Sintes Ruiz de la Escalera
    Alejandro Sintes Ruiz de la Escalera

    MMmmmm Brownies!!

  • Paul Bunting
    Paul Bunting

    If you haven't done it yet, I'd like to see how much force mens wedding bands of various materials will take before breaking. Particularly interested in tungsten rings and titanium rings. I hear that even though tungsten is extremely strong, it is also very brittle and can shatter.

  • BeamDigger

    You sqashed Pingu.

  • K B
    K B

    Saw gold over mat to reclaim dust and shavings.

  • John P
    John P

    Shouldn’t the force be in Newtons and not kg?

  • John P
    John P

    You smashed all of that gold down so now you have less.

  • ChewBockah!

    Its one of the most malleable and ductile metals in the world. Of course it didn't break.

  • RedditK4L

    That ginger pube during the silver press was very distracting.

  • Beechnut985

    It work hardens.

  • serfnuts

    The extra content never gets old.

  • Benjamin D
    Benjamin D

    Goodness, what's the hydraulic press pressing plates made out of?

  • Daniel Death
    Daniel Death


  • Arda Karaoglanyan
    Arda Karaoglanyan

    Now i'm curious about how Nordic Gold will result... Also brass would be nice touch... ;)

  • Kris J
    Kris J

    You should press all 3 together just to see what the results will be

  • LegateMalpais

    PaLLLLaaaadium, voi vittu!

  • sleeptyper

    I always suspected that Pingu is extremely dangerous and has to be dealt with...

  • Benjamin RUPP
    Benjamin RUPP

    english speakers: *pre-shrr // finnland: *pressurre

  • boredandagitated

    Isn’t one of the characters of gold that’s it’s super ductile and can be pounded into a super thin sheet