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We travel to events all over the world so that we can train and interact with customers, demonstrate products, and promote our micro welding technology. Find out if we are in an area near you. 

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The Battery Show - September 13-15, 2022 Novi, MI - USA

LARGEST Battery and Electric Vehicle Technologies Trade Show in North America

Sunstone Welders will be exhibiting at this show in booth 2328

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  • MicroWeld2022 Conference

    Learn to Weld

    Like a Pro

    September 29-October 1, 2022 • Orlando, Florida

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    Improve efficiencies and boost profits with advanced welding skills 

    for bench jewelers and dental lab technicians!

    Sunstone's MicroWeld 2022 is the premier welding conference for bench jewelers and dental lab technicians. Divided into three distinct tracks, laser welding for bench jewelers, pulse arc welding for jewelers, and laser welding for dental labs, you’ll get hands-on instruction from industry leaders with decades of welding experience.  

    What You’ll Learn   

    For Jewelers:

    • How to increase profits with any welder 
    • How to restore prongs, shape, polish, retip, tack, learn the secrets of laserwire—what it is, when to use it, and how to get it.  
    • Observe on-site case studies, like clasp repair or ring setting 
    • Gain invaluable insight from classroom and hands-on instruction 
    • Get private time for practice 
    • Listen to an open panel discussion with other experienced professionals 


    For Dental Lab Technicians:

    • Learn how to increase profits with a laser welder 
    • How to weld seams, add material, fuse piece together, repair appliances of any metal type, polish, and more!
    • Observe on-site case studies 
    • Gain invaluable insight from classroom and hands-on instruction 
    • Get private time for practice on the latest laser welders 

     

    Dynamic, Energetic Instructors  

    For those in the jewelry business, you’ll be instructed by master bench jeweler, Scott Isaacs on the laser welder, and master metalsmith Patrick McMillan on the pulse arc welder. You can choose the educational track that best fits your needs, laser or pulse arc—or feel free to mix the two. 

    For dental lab technicians, you’re in for a treat! Bob Hicks and Bob Belouin are teaming up to provide the ultimate laser welding experience. Both have decades of experience using a welder to boost profits and years of experience teaching others how to put a laser welder to work. 

    Learn more about your instructors by clicking on the "Instructor Bio's" tab on the left.


    All-Inclusive Tuition  

    Your tuition is all-inclusive: Instruction, hands-on practice, two nights stay in a deluxe 2-room suite, all meals, cocktail reception, and official Weld Tech apparel are included!  

    Fabulous Resort Location  

    Located in sunny Orlando, close to Disney World and Universal Studios, you’ll unwind and relax in an all-suites resort hotel with pool, complimentary shuttle to major parks, pool-side bar, and dedicated conference cabana with refreshments and snacks, all the while networking with and learning from other extraordinary people.


    Rub Shoulders with the Best in the Industry  

    You’ll have plenty of opportunity to meet with others in your industry and learn from the best. Some say you learn as much from the people you meet at conferences as you do from the conference itself. 

    Plus, you’ll meet key Sunstone people, like the CEO, the product manager, perhaps a welding engineer, and others. We’re excited to meet you and learn how we can improve our products and services. 


    Register Today—Seating is Limited!  

    Join us September 29th through October 1st for the only immersive welding conference of its kind. There’s not another conference like it, specifically focused on micro welding. Seating and deluxe suites are limited, available only on a first-come, first-served basis! 

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    About Your Hotel Reservation  

    Your tuition includes two nights lodging at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort, Thursday, September 29th and Friday September 30th. After you register you will receive a hotel confirmation number a week or two prior to the start of the conference. If you wish to spend a few more days at the resort, contact your conference host, Andy Jensen, at ajensen@sunstonewelders.com.


    Instructor BIOs  

    Scott Isaacs

    Scott Isaacs is an authority with laser welding and bench jewelry. As owner of Belle Meade Jewelry Repair in Nashville, Scott has made laser welding the foundation of his business model. Scott has played a pivotal role in the development of the modern, benchtop laser welder, urging manufacturers to incorporate cameras in the work chamber, add observations windows so customers can observe the repair process, and more. "Before-and-after pictures are the best thing a jeweler can do," Scott says. "We are in an Instagram economy. Visual footprints are the name of the current game and it's only going to grow. This is how Millennials process." Scott has extensive experience demonstrating and teaching at tradeshows and workshops across the country. At MicroWeld 2022, Scott is set to share his knowledge of laser welding with like-minded bench jewelers. You can learn more about Scott's studio and watch him work with a laser welder at www.bellemeadejewelry.com


    Bob Belouin

    Bob grew up around the dental lab. His father and brother are both successful technicians. With a background in sales and customer service, Bob has been instrumental in the successful implementation of new technologies such as CAD design, 3D printing, and CAD CAM milling. Bob’s knowledge of the digital side of the lab has helped him become more skilled with a laser welder. As current CEO of Biogenic Dental Corporation, Bob has helped hundreds of technicians across the country understand why a laser welder must be a key tool in their labs.  


    Patrick McMillan

    With more than 20 years of designing and producing jewelry, Patrick is ready to share welding secrets only an experienced bench jeweler will ever know. Patrick is owner of McMIllan Metals, a studio and retail shop in Rhode Island where he creates jewelry in the day and teaches his craft at night. Patrick has a masters in metalsmithing from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in London after earning an undergraduate degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Patrick’s work has been featured in Micro Welding Today magazine. “Technology allows any person the ability to create a ring, pendant, or whatever,” he says. “Technology... has expanded the boundaries of creativity. And that’s truly exciting.” 


    Robert Hicks

    Bob is a 35-year certified dental and implant technologist, master laser technician, and teacher. He has lectured in the United States and Japan on laser welding applications and techniques. Bob is a member of the Dental Technicians Guild, a world-wide organization that promotes education and hand-made dental restorations.  

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    Agenda  

    While the agenda may change slightly, you can plan on a start time of 7:00 pm on Thursday and an end time of 2:00 pm on Saturday.

    Thursday, September 29th

    7:00 pm  Opening Reception

    Friday, September 30th

    8:00 am  Classes Begin

    Noon  Lunch

    1:30 pm  Classes Resume

    6:00 pm  Dinner

    Saturday, October 1st

    8:00 am  Classes Begin

    Noon  Lunch

    1:00 pm  Classes Resume

    2:00 pm Conference Ends


    Questions?  

    See FAQs below. Feel free to call or text 801-658-0015.


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    FAQs  

    Q: When is the conference? 

    A: Sunstone's MicroWeld2022 begins Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 pm with an evening reception featuring snacks and drinks. Instruction begins Friday, September 30th and Saturday October 1st at 8:00 am. The conference ends at 2:00 pm on Saturday. 

    Q: How much does the conference cost? 

    A: Tuition is $1,995 per person and all inclusive. Instruction, hands-on practice, lodging, meals, and official apparel are all included. 

    Q: What will I learn at the conference? 

    A: MicroWeld 2022 offers three different educational tracks, one for Dental Labs (laser welding) and two for Jewelry (pulse arc welding and laser welding). Robert Hicks and Bob Belouin will team teach laser welding for Dental Labs. Master bench jeweler, Scott Isaacs, will cover laser welding and master metalsmith Patrick McMillan will instruct the pulse arc welding track.

    Dental Labs will learn the following:

    • How to increase profits with a laser welder
    • How to weld seams, add material, customize, fuse pieces together, repair appliances of any metal type, polish, and more!  
    • Observe on-site case studies  
    • Gain invaluable insight from classroom and hands-on instruction


    Jewelers will learn the following:

    • How to increase profits with any welder
    • How to restore prongs, shape, polish, retip, tack, learn the secrets of laserwire—what it is, when to use it, and how to get it.
    • Observe on-site case studies, like clasp repair or ring setting
    • Gain invaluable insight from classroom and hands-on instruction 
    • Listen to an open panel discussion with other experienced professionals


    Q: What’s included with the tuition? 

    A: The tuition includes the following: All instruction (approximately 12 hours), 2 nights lodging in a two-room deluxe suite, opening reception with snacks and two free drinks, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 grand dinner. You’ll also receive official WeldTech apparel and have access to a conference cabana with free refreshments and snacks. 

    Q: Who are the instructors? 

    A: Sunstone's MicroWeld2022 features three different educational tracks: Laser welding for jewelers, laser welding for dental labs, and pulse arc welding for jewelers. Scott Issacs, a master bench jeweler and experienced instructor will teach laser welding for jewelers. Bob Hicks and Bob Belouin, both with decades of experience and instruction, will teach laser welding for dental labs. Patrick McMillan, a master metalsmith, will teach pulse arc welding for jewelers.  

    Q: Is there an early bird registration discount? 

    A: The all-inclusive tuition is terrific value and will not be discounted any further. 

    Q: Is there a discount for groups? 

    A: If your group includes 10 or more people, please call us at 8081-658-0015. 

    Q: What if I need to cancel my registration? 

    A: If you cancel your registration on or before May 31, 2022 you’ll receive a full refund. If you cancel your registration on or before July 31, 2022 you’ll receive a 50% refund. Sunstone will not be able to make any refunds on or after August 1, 2022. 

    Q: What flight schedule will work best? 

    A: Find a flight that gets you into Orlando around 5:00 pm or earlier on Thursday, September 29th. Find a flight that departs Orlando around 5:00 pm or later on Saturday, October 1st.

    Q: Do I need to call the hotel and reserve a room directly? 

    A: No. When you register Sunstone will request a reservation from the resort and then provide you with a confirmation number. The resort requires a major credit card to cover all incidental charges upon check in. Your tuition only covers lodging and applicable taxes for two nights. Room service and digital entertainment are not covered by your tuition. Check in starts at 11:00 am. The check-out time is 4:00 pm. If you wish to check in a day or two earlier or check out a day or two later, please contact Andy Jensen, your conference host, at ajensen@sunstonewelders.com. MicroWeld 2022 attendees will enjoy discounted rates.

    Q: How much hands-on time will I have with the welder? 

    A: The ratio between classroom and hands-on instruction is about 70-30; however, higher attendee numbers will reduce the amount of hands-on time in the classroom. Outside classroom time, such as early mornings and evenings, Sunstone may make the welders available for personal practice time upon request. Again, the amount of time available for hands-on time will be affected by the total number of attendees.

    Q: What if I’m a local jeweler and don’t need to stay at the resort? 

    A: A reduced tuition rate is available for local jewelers. When registering be sure to select the tuition-only option. 

    Q: What airport do I fly into? How do I get from the Airport to the resort? 

    A: Fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO). The resort is approximately 25 minutes away from the airport by car. At the airport you can rent a car, take a taxi or door-to-door shuttle, or use any one of the ride-share apps.  

    Q: I want to bring a significant other, who will not attend the conference for instruction, but will join me for meals. Is there a “Plus One” fee? 

    A: Yes! Your ‘plus one” can join all conference meals and other fun activities for $600. Register your “plus one” independently of your own registration; choose the “Plus One-Meals Only” option. 

    Q: Should I bring my family? 

    A: Absolutely! Sunstone's MicroWeld2022 is a family friendly event. The all-suite resort includes an adult pool, a large splash pad and pool for the kids, hot tub, cabanas, ample pool umbrellas, free breakfast for the family, complimentary shuttle to all major parks, and evening movie by the pool every night. While you’re learning how to energize your business with a welder, the family can enjoy time at the resort or at any of the nearby parks. What’s more, every suit includes a sofa that pulls out to become a double bed! There’s plenty of room for you and the family! 

    Do you have a question not listed here? Send your question to the conference host, Andy Jensen, at ajensen@sunstonewelders.com.

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