Monrovia, CA - Welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems maker Miyachi America recently donated an LMF2000 fiber laser marker along with related safety equipment to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit organization that provides vocational training to returning, wounded, and disabled veterans of the US Armed Services. Partnering in the donation is Technimark, one of Miyachi's suppliers, which donated a fume extractor for the equipment, and Directed Light, Inc., which donated laser safety glasses.
WFW trains, certifies, and places veterans and wounded warriors into advanced manufacturing careers by providing them with instruction, nationally recognized portable credentials, work experience, and job placement. Training is provided at no cost to veterans. WFW graduates have a 100% job placement rate, with all graduates receiving starting wages of at least double minimum wage. WFW receives no federal, state, or local government funding, and is supported entirely by private donations and the support of companies like Miyachi America.
|Miyachi America's LMF200 fiber laser marker.|
WFW partners with leaders in American manufacturing to ensure its curriculum is always up-to-date with new technologies. Laser marking is now widely used for direct marking of part information to aid in tracking and traceability, from medical devices to automotive and aerospace parts.
"We train our veteran students in all of the techniques and on all of the equipment that American manufacturers use, so that graduates of our program are job-site-ready. We’ve seen a tremendous increase in use of laser marking throughout manufacturing in the previous years, which is why we are so excited and appreciative of Miyachi’s donation. WFW’s curriculum now incorporates the laser marking, and provides our veterans with yet another valuable skill that they will take with them into the advanced manufacturing workforce,” says Hernán Luis y Prado, founder of WFW. The equipment donation has a Class 4, open configuration to accommodate marking very large or awkwardly sized parts."