32. LASER TECHNOLOGY

3D CRAFT & DESIGN

We warmly welcome ALPHA LASER GmbH to the Goldsmiths’ Competition, and as new named award Patrons, we are excited to be able to offer a brand-new technology award and a first in the competition. This could apply to entries in a good number of the competition categories and across a wide scale of 3D work. This is a unique aspect to the competition, giving the opportunity to provide a platform to encourage laser technology and fine craftsmanship to be rewarded, celebrated and promoted in the awards.

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The Brief

This new section is seeking to attract any work entered in any of the 3D sections that have utilised laser technology in part of 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, and it can apply to jewellery, smallwork or silversmithing.

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 welding technology used, makers need to provide photographic evidence of the manufacturing process/s, and describe how they managed their welding overall.

This brief has been written in liaison with Claudia Thornton and Andreas Haubenreiser of ALPHA LASER GmbH.

The Award

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. We believe there are more designers and craftspeople engaged in this throughout the industry, and this award will be a great way to foster and raise awareness of laser technology.  

About ALPHA LASER GmbH

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

As a pioneer in the field of mobile laser welding, ALPHA LASER GmbH offers a wide range of high-quality laser welding devices. This includes laser welding systems as well as handheld welding lasers and systems for powder deposit welding. But we also develop high-performance products for other applications, such as laser cutters and laser hardening machines. Our laser systems feature high-quality and versatile laser technology and come in a wide range of performance classes. 

 

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