TUS Ensures Students are Work Ready with New Machine Donated by FOBA

22.02.24 Pictured at TUS Moylish Campus Limerick for the announcement were, Andy Toms, Director TML Laser, Prof. Vincent Cunnane, President TUS, Christian Soehner, Global Vertical Manager (Medical) FOBA, Dave Beavington, Engineer TLM Laser and Ciaran O’Loughlin, TUS. Picture: Alan Place.

Press release submitted on behalf of FOBA.

FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving, Selmsdorf, Germany, international experts in industrial laser marking, have partnered with the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) to provide equipment to the university’s engineering students and researchers.

The loan of the FOBA M2000 laser workstation means TUS students have access to the most up to date equipment currently being used by industry as part of their learning, and are work ready on graduation.

According to the most recent HEA (Higher Education Authority) Graduate Outcomes Survey more than 96% of TUS engineering, manufacturing and construction graduates are in employment nine months after graduation, out-performing the national average by almost 11 per cent.

Welcoming the 5-year donation of the high-tech laser machine used in identification of medical device parts, President of TUS Professor Vincent Cunnane attributed TUS’s leading employability rate to the strong working relationships between industry and the TU, which allows students access to equipment, expertise and specifically designed programs and modules, before they graduate.

“TUS is grateful to FOBA for this generous donation and investment in our students’ education. Such donations are a clear indication of industry’s confidence in TUS and the quality of our education and training, producing the most employable engineering graduates in the country. This success is possible thanks to the strong working relationship with industry partners such as FOBA,” he said.

For more information about FOBA, visit fobalaser.com. For more information about TLM Laser, visit tlm-laser.com.