Miyachi Unitek Sponsors Webcast on Laser Micro Welding Technology MONROVIA, CA – Miyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems, announces that it will sponsor a FREE Online Webcast entitled “Laser Micro Welding: Capabilities, Applications and Technology” that will cover the basics of laser micro welding. The webcast will be hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on Thursday, November 29, 2012, from 2-3 p.m. EST. Ideal for design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and process engineers, as well as engineering managers, the webcast will cover all aspects of laser micro welding, including material selection, joint geometry, part fit-up, and tooling. Participants will learn how to take advantage of this well-established technology for demanding markets such as medical, automotive, and high-volume manufacturing. The discussion will include laser micro welding as a noncontact process, its highly controllable heat source, and its capabilities for tailored weld-nugget geometry, unique applications, high-speed, and high-quality welds. The webcast will be presented by Dr. Geoff Shannon, Miyachi Unitek’s laser technology manager. Dr. Shannon specializes in the development of lasers and applications for existing and new markets. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and a 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. 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.