Miyachi Unitek Showcases Expanded Laser Cutting Capabilities and UV Laser Marking at LIA’s Lasers for Manufacturing Event Miyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, will showcase its expanded laser cutting capabilities and UV (ultra violet) laser marking system at the LIA’s Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), to be held September 27-28, 2011, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumburg, Illinois, Booth 2023. Miyachi Unitek offers fine laser cutting system solutions in 2, 3, 4 and 5 axes. These systems are capable of precision cutting thin flat metals and tubing typically in the thickness range of 0.004 – 0.04” using a fiber laser source. The positional accuracy of the motion system combined with the fiber laser enables high cut resolution, accuracy and repeatability. On display will be Miyachi Unitek’s brand new laser tube cutter, which features four axes linear stages, tube diameter handling from 0.03 – 0.25”, tube auto feed, and a wet cutting capability. Miyachi Unitek’s 355 nanometer (nm) wavelengths UV laser marking system will also be demonstrated at the show. Applications experts will be on hand to show how the UV marker can produce small characters on a wide array of materials, making them ideal for marking plastics used in the medical and packaging industries. “The UV laser’s 355nm wavelength further increases the range of plastics that can be marked with contrast, and also offers the ultimate control of heat input for corrosion resistant marking of metals,” said Dr. Geoff Shannon, Miyachi Unitek’s Laser Technology Manager. “Depending upon the application, the systems can be configured to include such features as motion, vision corrected marking, barcode mark read and verification, custom user interface, custom enclosures and tooling.” Miyachi’s UV laser marker systems also feature a rugged, low maintenance design, which offers a low cost of ownership by optimizing consumable lifetimes. 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.