I’ve been interested in learning how to fusion weld, for a long time, but the Sparkie is so expensive. Does anyone know of a fusion welder that would be less expensive, or even an experienced fusion welder who would provide welding services for a fee?Also, would it be possible to create a “nib” of our own for welding purposes, or do the dimensions (etc.) of the nib have to be exact to get a good solid weld?
Thanks for any help.
I’ve shopped around, and the Sparkie™ welders are about a kilobuck. Here’s a description of what they are.
I have built my own fusion welder kludge, but won’t describe it until I have a good enough version to be comfortable telling others how to do it. As with my (admittedly third rate) Dimmer Anodizers
I’d like to hear from anyone who has tried laser welding for jewelry, as well.
Thanks for the reply.
Is fusion welding the only type of welding system that will work with Titanium and Niobium?
I do titanium welding using the Tungsten Inert Gas Arc Welding method. Its basically the only way to weld titanium. Check out my web site at http://mach3ti.com
I have a great used one I would sell for 350 or 1/2 price. I live in seattle wa 206-779-7824
Glenn, Did you sell your sparkie yet?