R. NORRIS & COMPANY
Laser welding is a process in which light energy is used to weld the noble metals to themselves; this process fuses the noble metal on a molecular level resulting in a finished product that is all one alloy. When adding metal or “laser filler wire” with the laser welder, we will almost always add the same noble alloy. The heat used in the laser welding process is so localized that it results in a seamless, undetectable work zone that is not discolored in any way.
Laser Welding Jewelry vs. Soldering
Posted by Gail Farias on Jul 5, 2011 1:37:00 PM
R. Norris and Company is the only jewelry store in York that has a state of the art laser.
This hi-tech machine is now being used by jewelers as a substitute for the torch. A laser machine joins two metals together using a focused light beam that melts a very small area of the metal. There is very little heat generated at the melt point, unlike when using a torch where the whole piece is heated. This allows the jeweler to work on the piece without having to remove heat sensitive stones.