I’ve stumbled upon this way to bridge gaps. Close the aperture down
and maybe also increase duration, shoot at an angle to the two
surfaces, like a bank shot in pool. Surprisingly the molten metal
jumps the gap but looks porous and weak, Go back over the join with
lower power, higher aperture to flow things smoothly. It seems once
you have even the slightest connection its easy to ‘push’ more metal
into the join. Kinda like filling but without the filler wire. So far
I’ve done gaps up to, I dunno…010" or so. It might go more but I
haven’t tried yet.
Is this type of join inherently weak because the first ‘tack’ is
porous despite that subsequent layers have a nice smooth cosmetic
Any laser wizards have some other ways of bridging gaps?