Mr Cantiah, a physics graduate, brings four years’ laser manufacturing experience to the role, mainly in the building of CW (continuous wavelength) and DPSS (diode pump solid-state) lasers. His previous work involved optical alignment, working with single frequency lasers and pulse laser systems, laser safety and experience of both laboratory and manufacturing environments.
In his new role, he will be involved in upgrading and building DataLase’s laser systems and ensuring all laser safety procedures are adhered to throughout the business. He will be testing and building prototype parts to assist with the laser imaging process, as well as preparing the demonstration room for client visits. He will also provide a point of contact for technical enquires, including test imaging and printing capabilities and quality on samples from customers and report back on results.
“What attracted me to DataLase was the increased customer interaction compared to previous roles,” said Mr Cantiah. “I’m also looking forward to working with CO2 and fibre lasers and having increased exposure to different laser systems. Being able to learn about colour-change technology and how lasers are used in this field will certainly be an experience, as will conducting demonstrations for customers.”
Mr Walker added: “It’s really good to have someone of Davind’s calibre and enthusiasm working at the sharp end of the business. He has an abundance of get up and go and will undoubtedly quickly find his feet here at DataLase and excel in his role. I wish him every success in his new position.”
Headquartered in the UK, DataLase delivers inkless printing solutions for products and packaging based on its patented laser-reactive colour change pigment technology.