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Laser technology in jewelry was used as early as the 1970s to produce ruby bearings in watches. In a short period of time, lasers also found their way into the cutting and joining of precision components of high-end watches. Also, sapphire glasses of watches could be processed with lasers – with high operating speed and minimal loss of workpiece material. Soon, lasers were also appreciated by other representatives of the jewelry industry, using them, among other things, in precise micromachining processes for precious crystals, gold or silver. High precision, minimal heat impact and non-contact processes mean that laser technology today opens up new possibilities in jewelry manufacturing – regardless of the complexity of the shape.

Cutting

Laser cutting allows easy automation of jewelry processing – both prototype and single product manufacturing processes, through low-volume to high-volume production. High precision combined with the small diameter of the laser beam makes it possible to produce complex shapes even for very small components. What’s more, the use of laser radiation makes it unnecessary to perform additional operations after the cutting process (such as grinding, honing or other types of finishing). Laser technology makes it possible to machine almost all metal alloys, including brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, gold and even glass. The thickness of the workpiece can range from a few micrometers (thin films) to several millimeters, depending on the laser used. Thanks to the use of computer-aided design programs, any shape or contour can be prepared in minutes and almost instantly transferred to the material.

Welding

The precision of laser processing makes repairing and joining components even easier to perform. Instead of using expensive clamps, components are placed in a chamber and then positioned accordingly based on the microscope image. The laser then creates a spot weld – even where it is not possible with traditional technologies. Moreover, it does not require the use of additional materials to create the joint. The joint is permanent and there is no need for additional post-processing.

Marking

Without a doubt, the most popular application of engraving in jewelry making is the creation of inscriptions on wedding rings – both on their inner and outer sides. The use of laser technology makes it possible to mark items in places inaccessible to traditional techniques without the need for additional tools. The ease of designing a pattern or inscription, size control, repeatability, efficiency and speed of the process are features that make laser marking an increasingly popular solution among jewelry manufacturers. An additional advantage of laser over other solutions is the ability to engrave regardless of the shape of the item and the application of hand-written text always with the same high accuracy.

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