s.32 Laser Technology

This brief is sponsored by ALPHA LASER GmbH

This section seeks to attract any work entered in any of the 3D sections that has utilised laser technology in part or full through the production of their finished piece, set, pair, suite, collection etc. This can be by employing laser welding and/or cutting in the production process, it can be done by 3D printing (design and print) on jewellery, smallwork or silversmithing.

Please note, this section and ALPHA LASER’s special Award is for metal entries only. 

For this section you will need to be specific and accurate in stating what laser technology you have employed and by what percentage in the making of your entry.

For any guidance and support for this section ALPHA LASER will be happy to assist via this link ah@alphalaser.de  In addition, master jeweller Tom Rucker and jewellery laser technology icon, is offering to provide technical advice and virtual assistance via this contact link. hello@tomrucker.co.uk

In order to allow judges to understand the extent of the laser technology used, makers need to provide photographic evidence of the manufacturing process/s, and describe how they managed their welding and/or cutting overall.

The prime purpose and ambition for this award is to encourage, identify, reward and celebrate the use and deployment of laser technology through the profession, and help in the promotion, education and utilisation of this impressive and important technology.

Entry Form Requirements

There will be placeholders on the entry form for you to explain your design concept and the tools or techniques / processes that you have used. We encourage entrants to use these placeholders wisely. The information you provide will be ensure that judges can make informed decisions. 

The placeholders are: 

  • Material information: Materials used to produce the piece/s. (Max 150 words) 
  • Processes used to produce the piece/s: It is important that you write down all the techniques you have used to make your piece and especially whether any elements are created using technology. This will be used in the judging process and you may be at a disadvantage if it is unclear how the piece was made. (Max 150 words)

In addition, if another craftsperson helped to finish / create your entry (i.e. polishing / engraving) they may enter your piece as a separate entry under the relevant craft section (i.e s.20 Polishers) This is a great way to champion the crafts and the collaborative nature of our industry! 

Jiarui Sun - Conversation Earrings - Gold Award 2020/21
Jiarui Sun - Conversation Earrings

Gold Award 2020/21

ALPHA LASER GmbH is an owner-operated medium-sized company specializing in the development and manufacture of laser systems for welding, cutting, and 3D printing of metals. Their laser devices are used in trade and industrial production and are turnkey machinery systems for various material processing applications. 

The ALPHA LASER laser systems feature high-quality and versatile laser technology and come in a wide range of performance classes.

Additional sections to enter

Have you considered entering your piece into a 3D Design section or an additional 3D Craft section as well?

09 Jan

Online entry deadline (for ALL entries)

25-27 Jan

All 3D entries submission / post-in days @ Goldsmiths' Centre, London

28 Feb

Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall, London

09-11 Mar

Collection & post-back of entries; The Goldsmiths' Centre, London

 

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