(discuss the advantages and disadvantages of laser technology: laser soldering, cutting, engraving, etc.)
Laser material processing technologies are a new but popular method of processing for various technological operations: welding, cutting, marking and engraving, heat treatment, drilling holes. The jewelry sector has been used relatively recently, so it is now gradually gaining momentum, while expanding the ability of jewelers to produce jewelry using new technologies.
In the jewelry industry, the laser first began to be used to repair various pieces of jewelry that are difficult to secure otherwise. Laser welding has become widespread in the mass production of chains. After all, it allows you to simplify and accelerate the manufacturing process, using different technological operations on the same equipment.
The advantage of laser welding is the locality of the involved heat, the absence of fluxes and filler material (solder), the minimum cost of materials during welding, the ability to perform complex tasks, welding jewelry parts with stones, practically without heating the decoration completely. It should be noted that laser welding is one of the most complicated technological processes and requires skill and adherence to the rules in assembly, modes, preparation of the site for welding.
Laser welding with an additive (surfacing) occurs with the use of solder. This method allows sealing of voids and sinks that can occur during polishing products after casting, as well as welding products with large intervals.
One of the most interesting methods of processing precious metals is marking and engraving. With their help, various parts of the product can be applied to various drawings, inscriptions, logos and more. Laser marking has high precision and fine lines, allowing you to mark the plane for further manual engraving.
So, in this section we share the experience of working with laser installations, note the advantages and disadvantages, features of laser treatment of precious metals.