Traditionally we use silver for model making, works close to gold,
cheaper. I use the laser to join parts, for example I’m working on a
shared prong eternity band for emerald cuts, each prong welded in
place after hours of azuring. I like the laser for this because its
neat, very controllable, precision alignment blah blah. But when you
have to do oh I dunno about 300 shots on a piece (no Dave, not THAT
kind of shots) the darn doober gets HOT.
Plus laser is not eminently suitable for silver. Too many shots for
black marker. My machine overheated and the project was on hold til
it cooled down. Twice.
So, any suggestions for another material would be welcome. It needs
to be laserable and sort of inexpensive (at least less expensive than
10K, my only other thought). I have almost zero luck lasering brass
and its too hard for quick model making.
Hmmm. this just occurs to me…has anyone ever tried lasering LOS’d