During the last few years, the price of many laser welding systems has decreased, making them affordable to Optical Repair workshops, Eye Glasses manufacturers and prototyping laboratories.
The laser welding process can be performed quickly (normally in milliseconds) and does not scar or blemish the welding surface. No solders or fluxes are needed.
Laser welding can be used to quickly repair a broken bridge, pad arm, temple, end piece, standard/spring hinge, rim and frame or correct original manufacturer defects.
Laser welding can be used on Titanium and Stainless Steel frames as well as all other commonly used alloys and base metals. The welds are small and precise, making most repair jobs invisible as well as strong.
Most operators can learn to use a laser welding machine in a few hours. An experienced laser welding technician can typically perform glasses repairs within minutes.
M2 Lasers offers a number of laser welding machines to meet different requirements and budgets. They recently launched the new bench-top iWeld laser welder, making laser welding affordable to Australian Optical Repair Shops, and Optometrists looking to keep repairs in house.