Miyachi Unitek Hosts FREE Laser Micro Welding Webcast MONROVIA, CA – Miyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and systems, announces that it will host Laser Micro Welding Fundamentals: the Route to a Successful Weld, a free online webcast covering the key design factors that make a manufacturing process laser welding friendly. The introductory overview is ideal for design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and process engineers, as well as engineering managers. The webcast will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, from 10-11 a.m. PST. Those wishing to participate should register on Miyachi Unitek’s website. Webcast participants will learn the key requirements for achieving a successful laser weld to ensure a reliable manufacturing process. After a brief introduction of laser welding process, the topics include materials and plating selection, joint geometry, fit-up tolerances, and tooling. An applications overview will provide plenty of examples of where the technology is being used most successfully, including medical devices and assemblies, electronics, and sensors. The seminar will also cover laser system implementation. Dr. Geoff Shannon, Miyachi Unitek’s laser technology manager, will present the webcast. Dr. Shannon specializes in the development of lasers and applications for existing and new markets. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Laser Welding Technology from the University of Liverpool. His 20 year career in laser technology has centered on laser and system applications research and development and new product development. “Laser welding is a highly flexible non-contact welding method that offers significant advantages in certain applications,” said Dr. Shannon. “This overview seminar will be a great way for anyone thinking about implementing a laser micro welding process at their plant to compare the benefits of laser welding with those offered by resistance, ultrasonic, TIG (tungsten inert gas) or micro TIG welding.” said Dr. Shannon. “We will cover all the basics you need to consider to ensure success.” About Amada Miyachi America Since 1948, Amada Miyachi America, Inc. has worked to achieve one goal: to solve customer’s manufacturing challenges. Knowing there is no one solution that fits all, the company strives to provide customers with innovative and reliable manufacturing technology solutions in an effort to be their single source provider. 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. The company serves a wide range of markets including medical devices, battery, aerospace, automotive and electronic components. Amada Miyachi America is an ISO9001 certified company. Contact Amada Miyachi America at [email protected]. Learn more about the company’s products and services at www.amadamiyachi.com.