A customer has brought in a 6mm comfort fit stainless steel wedding
band that is about one year old, purchased from a very small
independent in a tourist trap far, far away from NC. It has three
holes inside, evenly spaced, about 3mm in diameter by 1mm deep, that
seem to have been plugged or filled with iron or other ferrous metal
and then plated over. It looks like they may have been used for an
inside lathe chuck or something. The plating has started to bubble
up, similar to a rusting chrome bumper (for those old enough to
remember when cars had chrome bumpers) and there is rust starting to
form under the plugs. The sentimental value of this band far exceeds
it’s monetary value and replacement is out of the question.
Any idea what the purpose of the holes may be and/or what the plugs
might be made of?
Can I grind the plugs out and fill the holes with stainless using
the laser? I’ve seen stainless laser wire but I’ve not tried
lasering stainless. Any suggestions for laser settings for a
LaserStar 7000 series?
Thanks, and as others have pointed out, Orchid Rocks!