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Buying a laser welder


#1

We are looking to buy a laser welder and would any on
what questions to ask a manufacture besides the obvious application
capabilities. Also would like some input from owners of welders as
to whether they feel the purchase was worth it as an asset. My
employer is worried this might be just a novelty thing going around
and I could use some testimonials to support such an investment. Any
input good or bad would be appreciated. Sincerely Ana


#2

Hello Ana, My name is Justin McCamis, I work for Rofin-Baasel, Inc.,
in Boxborough, MA. I am more than happy to send you on
our laser welders. Please either, email me some contact info, or
call me Monday morning on my office line.

Justin McCamis
978-206-7464 (direct)
jumccamis@rofin-baasel.com

The laser will be one of the best investments you’ve ever made for
your business. Once you use one, you will never go back to the way
you used to do things. I will put you in contact with as many
customers references as you need, to help prove that.

Best Regards,
Justin


#3

Ana

The Laser welder is far from being a novelty , it has become a very
important asset to are company. It has increased are repair business
110 %. Chain repairs are done quickly with no fire scale , ring
sizing done quickly with out the need for boric acid & alcohol ( fire
coat ), heat sensitive stones aren’t a concern when working on HEAVY
pieces that require a lot of heat other wise. Fabricating is so easy
with the welder because you can position pieces with a quick tack and
check it for proper alignment. We sell quite a bit of sterling charms
which are Rhodium plated , with the laser the charms can be put on
and the plating is unaffected. I have even started repairing metal
eyeframes ( titanium) and doing quite well with it.

The industry has changed and to be competitive you need the
technology to service your clients with the quality the Laser welder
can offer and the speed you will ENJOY !! ( gez,I sound like a
commercial )

The Laser welder will never go obsolete in your shop there will
always be something you can repair with this tool. It took us a full
year to make the quantum leap and all I can say is WHY DID WE WAIT SO
LONG !!! : O Just my 2 cents : )

Call CRAFFORD - LASER STAR
for 401-438-1500
ask for Louise Pichierri
sales tech.


#4

Ana,

We have a Zahntech laser welder that we got just to rent time to the
Denver area jewelers. If you contact me off list at
tim@A2ZMealsmithSupply.com I would be happy to put you in touch with
jewelers that are using it. That should get you some pretty straight
answers as they have not made a $30K investment that they need to
justify to themselves or others.

Tim
A2Z Metalsmith Supply Inc
5151 S Federal Blvd Unit I-9
Littleton CO 80123
720 283-7200
www.A2ZMetalsmithSupply.com


#5
    We are looking to buy a laser welder and would any information
on what questions to ask a manufacture besides the obvious
application capabilities. Also would like some input from owners of
welders as to whether they feel the purchase was worth it as an
asset. My employer is worried this might be just a novelty thing
going around and I could use some testimonials to support such an
investment. Any input good or bad would be appreciated.  
Sincerely Ana 

Well, I suspect you are going to get a lot of feed back on this one!
At Smith & Bevill, we studied this quite a bit. We ended up buying a
welder from B&D in New York. It is very intuitive to operate and the
backup/tech support is beyond reproach. The machine quickly became
indispensable, for repairing casting defects, sizing/repairing
platinum mountings with stones in place, tacking components in place
for soldering, and repairing antique pieces, just to name a few. The
trick is to charge for repairs as though you did not have the
machine. If you would normally have to remove heat sensitive gems to
solder on something, charge as though you had to r&r. You weld
instead of solder, the customer gets a better job, and you pay for
you technology. Spike Cornelius Portland, Or. RC ArtMetal


#6

Dear Ana: LaserStar Technologies’ is the leading supplier to the
North American Marketplace for today’s manufacturing jeweler. Since
1994 we have been providing our cleints with THE POWER OF HOT LIGHT
to revolutionize the jewelry industry.

Please feel free to contact us and learn more about our many
satisified cleints and how we have changed their lives…you can
learn more at www.laserstar.net

Be sure to ask about our new 2000 Series LaserStar Compact 60 Joule
and 80 Joule machines. These turnkey welding systems offer an
excellent value for your investment dollar and are designed to
operated 24 hours a day.

LaserStar Technologies also offer a complete LaserStar Learning
Center as well as a 24/7 Customer Support Help Desk.

	Crafford - LaserStar Technologies
	One Industrial Court
	Riverside, RI USA 02915
	Tel: 401-438-1500
	Email:  sales@laserstar.net

	Crafford - LaserStar Technologies
	West Sixth Street, Suite 1030
	Los Angeles, CA 90014
	Tel: 213-612-0622
	Email:  ca.sales@laserstar.net

Thank you for your consideration of Crafford - LaserStar
Technologies.

Sincerely,
James E. Gervais


#7
        We are looking to buy a laser welder and would any
on what questions to ask a manufacture besides the
obvious application capabilities. Also would like some input from
owners of welders as to whether they feel the purchase was worth it
as an asset. My employer is worried this might be just a novelty
thing going around and I could use some testimonials to support
such an investment. Any input good or bad would be appreciated.
Sincerely Ana 

Ana, I would have to say that a laser welder today is as
indespensible as a torch in jewelry making. We ha ve been very happy
with the lasers that B&D offers ( many companies make the m today and
many are similar, it comes down to personel preference and custo mer
service). We have at least 20 of them at our manufacturing locations
and they are used for everything from casting repairs to retipping
prongs to fu ll blown assembly of product. A laser welded joint is
actually stronger than a soldered joint when done correctly. Tell
your boss to go for it. It’s a n o brainer.

Tino Volpe Metallurgist, Technical Manager Tiffany & Co. 300 Maple
Ridge Drive Cumberland, RI 02864-8707 401-288-0124


#8

Martin Stuart and Co has been developing a laser welding/cutting
tool that he feels breaks new ground. There was some talk some time
ago about using lasers to cut silver, which has been problematic?
Martin is working on a tool that will have that capability. I’ve
seen the machine but I don’t know if it is in production or not at
this particular moment. The tool is very expensive for a small shop,
but according to Martin les expensive and more capable than others.
I dunno about this technology myself. I think it’s around
$50,000…but I could be off 10,000 or 20,000 . Well! that’s
helpful! If there is interest, I’ll ask Maritn to post something
himself. I don’t know if he is ready to be inumndated with requests
or not or I’s post his phone #.


#9

Hi Marianne,

 I think it's around $50,000...but I could be off 10,000 or 20,000
.  Well! that's helpful!  If there is interest, I'll ask Maritn to
post something himself.

Thanks for the info!

Please ask Martin to post some more info. Things like the size &
thickness of metal it’ll cut. What metals will it cut? Is it a NC
machine? Is it able to import files from the popular 2/3D
design/drafting programs?

There are probably more questions, but these give you an idea what
folks are interested in.

Thanks,
Dave


#10

I will back up everything that Antonio said. we find more and more
applications for the welder everyday. I do not consider working on
plat with anything but the laser welder. We have the Crafford,
laser star and am most happy with it Rick