Luis, The tack II will do exactly what you are asking. The Technical
Support team at Rio recently did some welding project for one of the
research hospitals here in Albuquerque. The project was to weld
stainless steel wire .005" in diameter to some 30 gauge platinum
sheet which was approx. 5mm square. The Tack II was able to weld
this wire in 2 spots on each sheet with very good results. These had
to be clean welds as they were to be assembled and used as electrodes
for implants in the brain for stroke victims. The welds were as
permanent as a wire about half the diameter of a hair could be. We
tested and were able to weld some 80 of these little electrodes with
great success. The research facility ended up purchasing the
Ideally, a laser would be able to do this in much less time and with
greater accuracy. The machine was set almost as low as the machine
goes. If it wasn’t set this low, we literally blew up the wire.
Featuring would also be another advantage with the laser. Once the
correct settings on the laser are established, it would seem that
welding several hundred per day would be very easy. Setting up the
tiny parts would take the longest. Magnification is also a must for
these type of parts. A microscope setup would be ideal as you could
see what you are doing.
The answer to your question is yes. The Tack II will do the job.
We found that the Tack III and other tack welders did not perform as
well and did not give as consistent results with our trial project.
If you need further assistance on this, please contact Rio Grande at
1-800-545-6566. Ask for the technical support team and we will be
pleased to answer any further questions you may have.
Thanks for listening,
Phillip Scott G.G.
Technical Support & Sales