Why Laser Cutting May Be Better For Expanding Gem Companies

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If you are expanding your lapidary and faceting business and moving from a home-workshop type of setup to a more industrial configuration, you may benefit from changing your faceting services from just hand-created to laser-cut as well. Whether you buy your own laser-cutting equipment or contract out to a laser-cutting company depends on your budget and time frames, but the switch to laser cutting itself is fairly easy to justify. There will always be a desire for hand-faceted gems, and it’s a skill you don’t want to lose, but for the larger quantities of gems you hope to produce, laser cutting is the path you want.…

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Keeping Your Shop and Machines Clean: What to Use

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If you are looking to get some equipment that will help keep your machining shop cleaner and that will help you maintain the shop space, there are some great options you can consider. You’ll want to be able to clean the floors easily, clean the machines, and to make the space spotless when you have customers coming through. Here are some things to consider getting. Air-Purification Machine Get an air-purification machine to keep dust from accumulating around the space.…

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Preventing Chatter When Using A Spindle: It Takes Some Doing, But It's Possible

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Chatter is a phenomenon in machining that can have far-reaching effects. Chatter itself is the vibration you get when you run the equipment; the real problem with it, though, is that it can cause the carving or machining spindle to vibrate and carve little tracks into the item you’re working on. When you try to use the machine again, the spindle gets caught in those tracks and, through continued vibrations, creates deeper tracks which can ruin the item you’re working on.…

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