Amada Miyachi America expands Detroit-area technical center

The facility now features 5500 sq. ft. of laboratory space devoted to application development services for welding, marking, and others.

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Industrial laser equipment and systems maker Amada Miyachi America (Monrovia, CA), whose solutions have uses in welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining applications, has expanded its technical center in Wixom, MI (right outside of Detroit). The facility now features 5500 sq. ft. of laboratory space devoted to application development services for welding, marking, ablation, scribing, and texturing of metals and plastics. Also on site is an expanded metallurgical lab for examining laser or resistance welds to analyze weld penetration and joint quality.

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At the new facility, application experts are on hand to work with customers to develop next-generation joining or marking processes, especially for medical, aerospace, automotive, and electric vehicle battery production and joining of cells. The expanded lab facility offers expertise and access to equipment so customers do not have to tie up their existing production facilities.

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Amada Miyachi America's Technical Center in Wixom, MI.

The application technical center is headed by senior applications engineer Wes Buckley, who has 38 years of process experience in lasers and has worked at the existing laboratory for more than a decade. He is joined by three experienced technical experts, all who have worked closely with major automotive, medical, and aerospace companies seeking to use the company's expertise to enhance their product development capabilities. Recent projects include systems with galvo delivery for joining automotive battery cells for the electric vehicle market.

For more information, please visit www.amadamiyachi.com.

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