FABTECH 2017 Call for Speakers Open

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FABTECH’s co-sponsoring associations are currently seeking speakers to present at the educational sessions held alongside the exposition on Nov. 6-9, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. If you are interested in presenting, you will need to submit your abstract online by April 7, 2017. As a speaker at this event, you will: Share your technical knowledge, best practices, case studies, innovations Gain …

FABTECH, Hannover Fairs USA Form Partnership to Co-locate Industrial Automation North America and MDA North America with FABTECH in Chicago Nov. 6-9, 2017

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    Media Contact: Kathy Zoeller Mattson Communications, Inc. 312-988-9352 (Chicago,  January 19, 2017) – Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary, today announced that it has formed a partnership with the producers and cosponsors of FABTECH including SME, FMA, AWS, PMA and CCAI to co-locate the Industrial Automation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA …

FABTECH 2016 Las Vegas is a Knockout

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 Cutting-edge technologies, expert perspectives and large industry attendance define North America’s premier manufacturing tradeshow and conference  (LAS VEGAS, Nov. 22, 2016) — FABTECH 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, welcomed 1,500 exhibiting companies and a total of 31,110 attendees from over 120 countries last week to the …

Q&A Blog with Bill Shema of Paper-Less LLC

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Bill Shema, Senior Manufacturing Consultant with Paper-Less, LLC was nice enough to participate in a special Q&A for our blog this week to give us a preview of his session at FABTECH Lean Principle: Design Sustainability for the Job Shop on Wednesday, November 16, 2016: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Learn more here and check out the Q&A below. Why is it important to connect Lean Manufacturing …

Amada Miyachi America has three presentations lined up for FABTECH 2016

In Guest Blog by Geoff Shannon

FABTECH is definitely one of our favorite shows. People are really excited about seeing the latest and greatest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing solutions – and we like being part of the atmosphere. This year we have several people giving presentations and we’d really like to encourage you to drop in one one (or all) of them! Mark Rodighiero …

Augmented Reality is Ready Now to Dramatically Improve Fabrication Performance

In Guest Blog by Dexter Lilley

In the 1800s, Scottish inventor James Watts and his steam engines transformed forever the way fabricators power their plants and facilities. It was a technology improvement that dramatically altered not only industry and business, but also culture and society. Centuries later we stand on the precipice of another technology that’s radically altering business, culture and society: augmented reality (AR). We’ve already …

Metal Cutting and Welding Using Next Generation Industrial Fiber Laser Sources

In Guest Blog by Dahv Kliner

Over the past decade, fiber lasers have revolutionized industrial materials processing because of their unique combination of performance, reliability, and cost advantages. Fiber laser sources have displaced both legacy lasers and non-laser technologies in existing applications, and they have made possible new applications that could not be addressed with previous technologies. nLIGHT has developed the next generation alta™ industrial fiber laser platform …

Advanced High-Strength Steel Growth in Automotive Applications and Associated Formability Challenges

In Guest Blog by David Anderson

As steel continues to increase its current grade portfolio by introducing stronger more ductile automotive grades, automakers are taking note. The future of vehicle weight reduction does not require changing to alternate material systems and a complete overhaul of the existing manufacturing infrastructure. In fact, with steel, automakers are realizing they are able to avoid these major expenditures and, instead, …

EXPOMAFE and FABTECH Announce Marketing Partnership to Promote Each Other’s Shows

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The Brazilian and American metalworking trade shows will work together to promote new business opportunities with the goal of reaching out to a larger international audience of global suppliers and buyers for metal cutting and metal forming equipment. (LAS VEGAS, Nov. 10, 2016) — ABIMAQ – The Brazilian Machinery Builders’ Association and Informa Exhibitions, the sponsors and organizers of EXPOMAFE …

Solvent Cleaning in today’s Environment: Understanding Government Guidelines

In Guest Blog by Joe McChesney

With the ever tightening rules and regulations imposed on solvents by Federal, State, and other regional governing bodies; today’s solvent cleaning systems must be safe, efficient, effective, environmentally compliant, and provide the required throughput to meet the end user’s needs. To understand today’s use of solvent cleaning systems, it’s important to look at how our current environmental rules and regulations …