Miyachi Unitek Sponsors Free Online Webcast on Laser Marking Basics MONROVIA, CA – Miyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and systems, announces that it will host Laser Marking Basics: when and why you should consider adding this technology to your manufacturing process, a free online webcast covering when to consider laser marking and how to ensure laser marking success. 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, March 22, 2012, from 10-11 a.m. PST. Dr. Mark Boyle, laser product engineer at Miyachi Unitek, will present the webcast, which is perfect for those currently marking their products or considering adding a marking process to their plant. He will cover the basics of laser marking technology, review its advantages, and discuss where its use is most appropriate. Webcast participants will review the types of marks that can be made and the materials most suitable for laser marking. The webcast will cover applications examples of laser marking technology, including marking on anodized aluminum, metal and plastics; precision marking for smallest feature size; engraving of stainless steel; and high speed marking of aluminum. The webcast will also cover laser system implementation. Dr. Boyle specializes in the development and support of lasers and applications for existing markets. His 15 year career has focused on a range of laser based applications, including spectroscopy and micromachining with pulsed fiber, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS), and ultrafast lasers. He has a BS in physics from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in molecular physics from the Free University in Berlin, Germany. “Laser marking is a fast and clean marking technology that is ideal for direct marking of part information to aid in tracking and traceability, from medical devices to automotive and aerospace parts,” said Dr. Boyle. “Webcast participants will learn how laser marking’s easy and flexible automation, improved environmental profile, and low cost of ownership add to the benefits of the technology,” he added. 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.