FABTECH Blog

FABTECH 2021 Call for Speakers Open Now

Be a part of FABTECH 2021 by sharing your knowledge on technological advancements and creative concepts with conference attendees. If you are an industry insider, thought-leader, innovator or technology expert, submit your abstract by January 15 for consideration in the FABTECH 2021 Conference Program. Event will take place September 13-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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CCAI Finishing Education Foundation Launches Founding Member Campaign

The CCAI Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF) Founding Member campaign offers an exclusive, one-time opportunity for donors to be forever recognized for their contribution. Established to support and grow the education initiatives of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), CCAIFEF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The CCAIFEF Founding Member campaign aims to establish a financial foundation upon which educational programs geared towards the industrial finishing and coatings industry will be built and expanded.

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Understanding Fixed Automation Welding

BY UGO OKWUAGWU, the Market Segment Manager at Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; and Bernard, Beecher, Ill. Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal This process is most efficient when coupled with specific components and used on welds requiring repeatability When it comes to automating the welding process, many companies opt for robotic welding systems due to the flexibility they provide and their ability to reach and weld multiple joints.

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Understanding Shielding Gas Flow in GTAW

BY ANDREW PFALLER, an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector and segment manager at Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, Appleton, Wis. Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal Using shielding gas flow rates that are too high for gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) applications can double gas costs, resulting in upwards of $3300 in added annual costs per welder.

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FABTECH 2020 Cancelled

Event Partners Cite Ongoing Pandemic  (LAS VEGAS, August 3, 2020) – SME, FMA, AWS, PMA and CCAI, FABTECH event partners, have announced that FABTECH, scheduled for November 18-20 in Las Vegas, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The State of Welding Education During COVID-19

Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal By: W. Richard Polanin W. RICHARD POLANIN is president of WRP Associates, Germantown Hills, Ill.; coprincipal investigator for The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed); and vice president of the American Welding Society, Miami, Fla. The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) is a national partnership between the welding and materials joining industry and the nation’s community and technical colleges and universities that is dedicated to expanding the role and pipeline of welding technicians in industry.

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Finishing Industry Stepping Up to Aid in the Fight Against COVID-19

Just because The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) events were put on hold does not mean business came to a halt!  Quite the contrary.  Many member companies continued operations as an essential business while others participated in projects to assist in the fight against COVID-19 and aid essential employees during this crisis. 

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