Amada Miyachi Donates Laser to Veteran Program
MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 — Machining equipment manufacturer Amada Miyachi America Corp. has donated a LMWS Laser Marking Workstation to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit organization that provides vocational training to returning, wounded and disabled veterans of the U.S. Armed Services.
WFW will incorporate the new LMWS laser marking workstation into its existing curriculum. Students will use it to learn how to mark metals, ceramics and many plastics.
“Amada Miyachi America is very proud to play a part in WFW’s mission,” said David Fawcett, president and CEO of Amada Miyachi America, and a military veteran. “We will continue to look for additional ways we can help the organization train the workforce so necessary for expanding advanced manufacturing in the U.S.”
Requiring only minimal workspace, the unit is ideal for teaching students skills needed for low-volume production and research and development environments in the automotive, medical, aerospace, electronic components and battery industries. WFW will also use the laser to engrave items for visitors and donors, and to demonstrate their programs at industry events.
“I was fortunate to attend the training with the Amada Miyachi representative who came and taught us how to use the laser,” said Ryan Palmer, a WFW student and U.S. Navy veteran. “I learned yet another skill I can take with me when I graduate. I think laser markers are only going to become more popular in our industry.”
Amada Miyachi America manufactures equipment and systems for resistance welding, laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, hermetic sealing, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding.