A Sneak Peek at CCAI’s Finishing Conference Track

CCAI is Educating the Industry at FABTECH 2020 The FINISHING Conference Track at FABTECH provides all the tools for you and your team to get ahead when it comes to your industrial finishing operations.  You will gain the knowledge and skills to maximize efficiency and reduce waste, learn new strategies and innovative tips to stay ahead of challenges, and meet industry peers to exchange ideas. 

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FABTECH Las Vegas is On

On behalf of the FABTECH Event Partners, we want to express how proud we are of your company and the manufacturing industry in general in this time of need and uncertainty. These are incredibly difficult and, indeed, unprecedented times for us all due to the heartbreaking impact of the pandemic. A strong manufacturing infrastructure is what will help the entire country pull out of this.

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COVID-19 Update from FABTECH

FABTECH Show Management continues to closely monitor all available information surrounding COVID-19 and our thoughts and support are with those affected across the world. With FABTECH 2020 scheduled for Nov. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we are moving forward with plans to host a safe and successful event for all.

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Make Your FABTECH 2020 Hotel Reservations

Las Vegas

Attendees and exhibitors of FABTECH 2020 can now make housing and travel reservations through the official housing provider, onPeak. Enjoy the biggest savings and most valuable perks and benefits when booking through the show’s official housing program. Taking place November 18-20, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, FABTECH will offer visitors the chance to experience action-packed exhibits, top-notch education and invaluable networking.

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FABTECH Canada 2020 Postponed


Event Partners Cite Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic   (TORONTO, March 23, 2020) – SME, FMA, AWS, PMA and CCAI, FABTECH event partners, have announced that FABTECH Canada, scheduled for June 16-18 in Toronto, has been postponed until June 2022 due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Statement on FABTECH Mexico 2020


March 17, 2020   As it continues to spread throughout the world, FABTECH has been closely monitoring the rapidly increasing health and safety concerns related to the Coronavirus, COVID-19. After careful evaluation of currently available information, including the classification as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the FABTECH Event Partners have decided to postpone this year’s FABTECH Mexico scheduled for May 12-14 in Mexico City to May 4-6, 2021 in Monterrey.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Welding Heavy Structural Steel

Updates to welding processes, fabrication methods, and industry standards are key to the evolution of steel construction By Robert E. Shaw Jr. Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal The last decade has seen tremendous growth in the construction of iconic steel structures. Architects have been using the ability of steel to satisfy any architectural concept and configuration, and structural engineers have been able to design the steel frames to meet the challenge.

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Submerged Arc Welding Quality Issues

Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal While this process usually produces high-quality weldments, here are some of the quality issues that can arise and their causes The main advantage of using the submerged arc welding (SAW) process is high quality and productivity. The process can be implemented in three different operational modes — semiautomated, mechanized, and automated.

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