This was a dream tool of mine. I wanted one for several years before I finally got my hands on one.
I did a lot of research for such a big purchase and I choose the iWeld from laser star. Several years later and it has never let me down once.
So what is a laser welder and how is it used in the craft of my claddagh rings.
A microscope laser welder is a specialized tool used in the jewelry manufacturing industry to weld or repair small, intricate components. This type of welder uses a laser beam to generate heat, which is then used to melt and fuse metal parts together.
The laser beam is directed under powerful microscope magnification which gives me the ability to see clearly all the work in progress.
One of the main benefits of using a microscope laser welder in jewelry manufacture is its precision. Because the laser beam is extremely small and focused, it is possible to weld or repair small components with a high degree of accuracy. This is especially important in the jewelry industry, where precise measurements and attention to detail are critical.
Another benefit of using a microscope laser welder is its versatility. This type of welder can be used on a wide variety of metals, including gold, silver, and platinum, making it a valuable tool for any jewelry manufacturer. Additionally, the laser beam can be adjusted to produce different levels of heat, allowing the user to customize the welding process for specific tasks.
In addition to its precision and versatility, a microscope laser welder offers a number of other benefits for jewelry manufacturers. For example, because the laser beam is so focused, it produces very little heat outside of the welding area, minimizing the risk of damage to nearby components. This makes it an ideal tool for working with delicate, intricate pieces.
One of the reasons I absolutely love this tool is because it allows my to seamlessly craft platinum claddaghs and rose gold claddagh rings which are more difficult to craft using just the traditional flame soldering method.