FABTECH 2022 Call for Speakers Now Open

Be a part of FABTECH 2022 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 April 4th for consideration in the FABTECH 2022 Conference Program.

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Weld Inspection for Tube Fabricators in the Automotive Industry

The challenge of meeting strict standards while avoiding mismatch, errors in the scarfing process, and hairlike scratches

By Cornelius Sawatzky, sales manager, North American tube and pipe weld inspection systems, Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Tube fabricators that supply the automotive industry are required to meet strict standards that are consistently becoming more stringent and difficult to meet.

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From Serving the Nation to Welding Innovation

ELCo Enterprises shares its rich veteran history


SHAWN PATRICK HALL is the marketing director at ELCo Enterprises Inc., Jackson, Mich.

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Timeless Tricks for Today’s Robots

While technology has improved the reliability of a push-only aluminum welding system, some proven tips still apply

BY Chris Anderson, associate chief engineer at Yaskawa America Inc.

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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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