FABTECH Blog

How the Right ERP Configuration Delivers Traceability in Manufacturing

Manufacturers and processors continue to face challenges with trace-ability. They need to trace parts at the material, work center and operator level while also minimizing production container and hi lo movement. If a quality problem occurs, enterprises must have the means of tracing back through the manufacturing process to the origin of the raw material.

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FABTECH Explores the Impact of Tariffs on Metal Manufacturing

In March of 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!”And so began the march toward tariffs designed to revitalize American producers and reclaim U.S.

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Virtual Reality Training Immerses Ag Students in Welding Skills

Interactive welding teaching techniques are utilized against the backdrop of agriculture programsBy Jamey McIntosh, product marketing manager for Realityworks Inc., Eau Claire, Wis.Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding JournalWelding is all around us. It is in the appliances we use to prepare our daily meals, the transportation we use to get around each day, the bridges that enable us to get from place to place, and the buildings we live and work in.

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Learn, Improve, and Keep Moving Forward

The Finishing Education Program at FABTECH provides all the tools for you and your team to get ahead and stay 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 2019 Offers Over 175 Education Programs

FABTECH is power-packed with the best-in-class education, covering the latest industry trends and technology. North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, offers over 175 educational programs to transform your career or business! With targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to improve productivity and increase profits.

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FABTECH 2019 Set to Highlight Emerging Industry Trends

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (JULY 9, 2019) – With emerging manufacturing trends and the introduction of disruptive technologies making their mark on the metal fabricating industry, FABTECH 2019 will provide industry professionals with immediate access to the information, technology and equipment they need to transform their businesses for success in the future.North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will welcome more than 48,000 attendees from around the world and over 1,700 exhibiting companies to Chicago’s McCormick Place on November 11-14.

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Frank Abagnale to Deliver Keynote at FABTECH 2019

Renowned international cybersecurity and fraud-prevention expert Frank Abagnale — whose early life as a con man was the subject of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie, “Catch Me If You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks — will present a two-part keynote starting at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, November 12.The first part of Abagnale’s speech is appropriately titled, “Catch Me If You Can.” Abagnale will provide entertaining insight into his life as the notorious imposter of the 1960s.

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CCAI’s Industrial Finishing Training Manuals to be Available in Spanish

Industrial finishing training manuals, published by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), have been a valuable resource for companies and individuals for decades. Covering topics ranging from system design and pretreatment to powder coating, liquid coating, and electrodeposition, the technical manuals provide essential education to industry newcomers as well as seasoned veterans.

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Choose Wisely When Welding Aluminum

Material condition and shielding gas selection are key considerations for successful aluminum joiningBy Fred Schweighardt, national project leader, advanced fabrication technologies, Airgas, an Air Liquide company, Houston, Tex.Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding JournalDue to its lightweight strength and corrosion resistance, aluminum is a popular material in general industrial applications — Fig.

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