Pearl Earring Repair Using Mini Pulse III
14-karat yellow gold cultured freshwater pearl and diamond earrings will be repaired as a demonstration of the new Mini Pulse III. The connecting post and dangle jump rings were not soldered when originally made. One of the dangles has become unattached to the post.
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ABI introduces the Mini Pulse III (A), a new pulse-arc-welder to their line of tack-fusion-and pulse-arc-welding equipment. The Mini Pulse III delivers 17,000 mics of energy, capable of producing 1 pulse of energy per second as compared to the ABI Pulse-Arc-Welder that delivers 27,000 mics of energy and is capable of producing 2 to 3 pulses of energy per second. The Mini Pulse III has a dial voltage adjustment and 6 levels of energy controlled by toggle switches.
The ABI Mini Pulse III comes with an argon gas regulator (B), the Opti-saver instant darkening flash shield (C), 3 different size welding tips with two sizes of electrodes, brass lined pliers, brass tweezers, an alligator clip, contact pad, welding pencil holder and foot pedal (D) for $2,700.00. ABI also sells the unit without the argon gas regulator or the Opti-saver shield for $2,450.00.
Tack-, fusion- and pulse-arc-welding equipment settings will differ and are based upon the volume, amount of contact and alloy of the material you are working with. Practicing using like materials will give you a parameter for the settings required for your application. Keep a record of settings and tasks for future reference.
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