Eight Tips for Avoiding Common Plasma Cutting Mistakes

These guidelines can maximize cutting operations and improve consumable life

BY Michelle Avila, communications manager at Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H.

Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal

Even experienced operators make mistakes that can impact cut quality and consumable life.

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FABTECH 2021 Makes In-Person Return to Chicago with Successful Event

Highlights included leading-edge technologies, compelling education sessions, and an expansive show floor driving the future of the industry

CHICAGO (September 28, 2021)—As the first large-scale B2B and manufacturing trade show to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, FABTECH 2021 brought two years’ worth of groundbreaking innovations, inspiring keynote presentations, and solution-based education sessions to the global metal fabrication community.

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FABTECH Keynotes and Panel Discussions to Focus on Emerging Manufacturing Industry Trends and Advancements


Industry leaders will provide insight into current workforce challenges, AI, robot interoperability and other key topics

CHICAGO (SEPTEMBER 8, 2021)—FABTECH 2021 is pleased to announce this year’s lineup of keynotes, Leadership Exchanges, FABx Tech Talks and panel discussions.

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Who will you see at FABTECH 2021?

Here is just a sample of companies already on our registration list:

  • Altec Industries
  • Amazon
  • Ariens Co.
  • Batesville Tool & Die, Inc.

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FABTECH 2021 to Provide First Look at 400+ New Products for the Metal Fabrication Industry

CHICAGO (AUGUST 10, 2021)—FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, will return to Chicago Sept.13-16, providing attendees with a long-awaited opportunity to see the latest trends and products in person.

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Top Reasons to Attend FABTECH 2021

For the first time in two years, you have the long-awaited opportunity to walk the exhibit floor at FABTECH, meeting suppliers, colleagues and industry experts and seeing the latest innovation and manufacturing technology solutions.

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Selecting the Right Welding Transfer Modes

This article can help you achieve the best results when GMAW

BY Tre’ Heflin-King, lead welding engineer, CWI — applications, Hobart Brothers LLC, Troy, Ohio.

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Don’t Miss CCAI’s FAB to FINISH Production Experience at FABTECH 2021

As indicated in its name, the FAB to FINISH Production Experience enables FABTECH attendees to witness the production of a part, from fabrication through the complete finishing process, firsthand on the exhibition floor.

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FABTECH 2021 to Reunite Manufacturing Industry with Robust Education Line-Up

Conference offers 100+ sessions across 14 technology tracks with its lowest rates yet

CHICAGO (JULY 15, 2021)—FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, is pleased to announce this year’s conference line-up is now live, providing attendees with targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions to help improve productivity and increase profits.

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How to Use Your Grinder Safely and Soundly

BY DEBRA J. WILLIAMS, the senior product safety engineer at Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Worcester, Mass.

Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal

Follow these guidelines to protect yourself and others during grinding applications

The advantages of using grinding wheels are widely known for weld preparation, cut-off, and finishing applications.

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