Jewelry Laser Welding: Design a Basket Setting
Tips for Designing a Basket Setting with a Laser Welder
Fabricate the Raw Material
Fabricate the parts to be welded. In this case, the parts for a basket setting with a bail.
Tack the Parts Together
Use the LaserStar to tack weld the parts together. This will hold the parts together and still allow the designer to move the parts into place.
Run Welding Beads
Once the parts are tacked into place, run welding beads with the 50% overlap to complete the weld.
It may be necessary to fill in gaps and spaces with filler wire.
Clean up the area by filing, sanding or using a rubber wheel. Then polish and clean accordingly.
See finished basket with stone set below: