MONROVIA, Calif. _ Amada Miyachi America Corp. recently announced the recent donation of an LMWS Laser Marking Workstation to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit organization that provides vocational training to returning, wounded, and disabled veterans of the US Armed Services. America Miyachi America, which has donated other equipment to WFW in the past, expressed its continued support for the Workshops for Warriors’ mission – to rebuild America’s advanced manufacturing workforce, one veteran at a time.
WFW trains and certifies veterans, wounded warriors, and transitioning service members into advanced manufacturing careers by providing them with instruction, nationally recognized portable and stackable credentials, and work experience. Training is provided at no cost to veterans. WFW has a 94 percent job placement rate and is proud to be the nation’s only nationally viable advanced manufacturing training pipeline.
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. Requiring only minimal workspace, the unit is perfect 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 such industry events as the San Diego Maker Faire and FABTECH.
“Amada Miyachi America is very proud to play a part in WFW’s mission,” said David Fawcett, President and CEO of Amada Miyachi America, another 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.”
WFW student, Ryan Palmer, a U.S. Navy Veteran, adds, “I was fortunate to attend the training with the Amada-Miyachi representative who came and taught us how to use the laser. 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.”