Metals with high thermal conductivity are generally difficult to weld, but:
The thermal conductivity of silver decreases as its temperature increases.
This means that silver can be welded better when it is warm!
- Weld several times on the same spot, this increases the temperature.
- A continuous welding sequence keeps the workpiece warm!
- The workpiece as a whole can get up to 100°C hot, which does not damage any stones, but is very uncomfortable to hold with bare hands!
Hold the workpiece with pliers, polishing fingers, etc.!
Silver, unlike most other metals, has a thinner welding behavior, therefore it is pushed forward by the arc and not pulled in the direction of the electrode movement.