Good morning everyone I bring a rather interesting experience base to this forum. Grew up in the fashion side of jewelry industry. My family owned a manufacturing company, and being the eldest son in the Italian American family I was "expected" to inherit the family jewels. Well sometimes thing just dont workout the way they are supposed too. I have "sort of" developed the standards for nickel free plating that included Palladium as a substrate.After working in Canada, Mexico and haveing traveled to China to see the business there, I have settled into learning the "art" of laserwelding, in my opinion it is far superior to the torch for brazing or soldering. I do appreciate anyones comments, as to the best machines, techniques, ect. Thanks for your time and look forward to talking with eveyone.