The Site

I’m Jay Maechtlen, and this site belongs to me. I hope that it will be helpful and/or interesting for you, the reader.

Contact Information

For any of the parts or services I offer, please call or email me at

626 444-5112 (USA - Los Angeles time zone)

techpubs (at) laserpubs.com

If you need a quick response, do not ask via a comment on one of these pages, or a post on the forum. The response time may vary greatly.


I’m interested in technical communications, computing. industrial lasers, and other stuff I do or have worked on/with.

About Me

Nowadays, I’m mainly a Technical Writer. That’s an inclusive term, and I do other work too, depending on the usual constraints of time, money, and ability.

Previously, I worked for several of Amada’s US companies over a span of 20 years.
First was U.S. Amada, then Amada Laser Systems, then Amada Service, then Amada America.

I started at U.S. Amada as an applications engineer, testing/developing applications and providing customer support for the sales group. Some projects let me do much more than that, such as the Optimo project. Many of my duties required writing, and my duties required more and more technical writing.

Eventually they dubbed me a Technical Writer instead of Senior Engineer, and moved me into Amada School. When Amada downsized in 2002, Amada School was closed and all members were terminated (along with quite a few employees from other parts of the company) with a fairly decent severance.
Since then, I’ve mostly worked as a Technical Writer, with occasional engagements repairing or supporting old Amada lasers.

Resume and Samples

– why do my learning curves keep getting entangled?

6 Responses to About/contact

  1. jay says:

    Just tried a few different themes. I think the previous look was better, but I’ll keep this for a bit.

  2. Sohan Gonsalves says:

    Gooday sir
    I’m sohan Gonsalves from Bangalore india I have amada laser Cutting Machine LCV lasmac 3015 .1997 model.
    The machine is under repair. It’s pretty urgent. Please give me your contact no.
    My number is 09845477313
    Warm regards

  3. Jeremy Mastrastrachuk says:

    Im wondering if you have any documentation 1998 Amada LC-2415 A3 MODEL -FS1601 with FANUC SERIES 160I-L controller. Thanks!

  4. Victor says:

    Glad to greet you Mr. Jay Maechtlen
    I am victor from Hyderabad, India. We have Amada laser cutting machine
    LASMAC LCV 2412beta. Laser beam is not stable . Could please help me . Do you have a manual of this model ? . I would like to contact you thru mail . My mail is
    My number +91 9849578772. Please help me in this regard

  5. Mark Schindler says:

    Good Morning, I am the owner of a custom commercial kitchen equipment fabrication, hood/duct install company in Myrtle Beach SC. I have an AMADA Las Mac Alpha 11 that has not run since I acquired the company 4 years ago. It has power, chiller, duct collector hooked up. I need to get this running to sell my company to an investor. I have a young workforce, very tech savvy to assist. One guy with experience running Fanuc CNC. Can you help? 336 279 0763

  6. jay says:

    I sent an email – basically, there are service techs who travel. I am not really a tech, and don’t generally travel outside of Southern California.

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