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Welding gold to steel?


#1

Can I use a laser welder to weld gold to steel ?


#2

Yes, you can. I have fixed stainless steel bracelets with my laser
welder and I know I can weld gold to it. IN fact, I have welded 24k
gold to Titanium under argon gas in the welder.

Sara
Studio C Designs
Mpls. MN USA


#3

I have fused gold to steel with my TIG welder, the laser I am not
sure of. Here is a BBS that deals with welding:

http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/forumdisplay.php?f=5

Jerry


#4

Yes, a laser can easily weld gold to steel. A laser can do pretty
much any metals with little or no problems at all. I did a project
last year wich was made of stainless, sterling and 14K and fine
silver mesh (30 gauge0. All went together very easily. The back of
the stainless was then textured and blued with the laser. This was a
project that could not have been done with a torch.

Phillip Scott G.G.
Technical Support & Sales
Rio Grande
1-800-545-6566


#5
    Yes, you can. I have fixed stainless steel bracelets with my
laser welder and I know I can weld gold to it. IN fact, I have
welded 24k gold to Titanium under argon gas in the welder. 

Dear Sara,

thanks for the help. I’m going to weld a 22 karat bezel to a steel
mount.

Thank you,
Robert


#6

Is it not a cool machine. the laser opens a whole new world to the
jeweler and designer

Andy " The Tool Guy" Kroungold
Tool Sales / Technical
Stuller Inc
Phone 800-877-7777 ext. 94194
Fax 337-262-7791


#7

With the right flux not only can you solder (braze) gold to steel
but you can also solder gold to stainless steel and you don’t need a
$30,000.00+ laser to do it. It’s call activatecc.


#8

Hi Jon,

   With the right flux not only can you solder (braze) gold to
steel but you can also solder gold to stainless steel and you don't
need a $30,000.00+ laser to do it. It's call activatecc. 

Thanks for info on the flux!

Now one more question. Can you give us a source for it? I’ve been
unsuccessful in finding one.

Thanks,
Dave


#9

Any of the Black fluxes like Handy Flux Type B-1 or Harris Stay-Silv
Brazing Flux (Black) or any other boron modified flux. They are
basically white paste flux with boron powder added. The boron
extends the fluxes ability to dissolve oxides for a longer period of
time and at higher temperatures. They are recommended when working
with alloys that have high chromium content. Chromium is what makes
stainless steel stainless so the black fluxes work great on
stainless.

There is a good web page with info on black flux at
http://www.carbideprocessors.com/Brazing/book/13.htm

Jim Binnion

James Binnion Metal Arts
Phone (360) 756-6550
Toll Free (877) 408 7287
Fax (360) 756-2160


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