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080401 MedicAlert develops unique laser welding technique

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Copyright of ©2008 AILU
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Rofin-Baasel UK recently supplied a manual laser welding system, the StarWeld Performance, to the MedicAlert Foundation. MedicAlert is a registered charity (celebrating their 40th anniversary this year), the only non-profit making registered charity providing life-saving identification jewellery for individuals with hidden medical conditions and allergies. MedicAlert jewellery ‘Emblems’ are engraved with the owner’s medical condition or allergy, a unique ID number and 24 hour emergency phone number.

Specifically, MedicAlert was looking to weld silver jump rings to attach their emblem bracelets and necklets and needed a timesaving alternative to traditional silver soldering. After experimenting with the laser welder from Rofin- Baasel they found they could achieve a better result, with higher throughput and requiring less finishing. Over the past months the MedicAlert production team has been honing the technique of welding silver...........



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