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Is a Colored Weld a Good or Bad Thing?

While welders work hard to clean their metal work pieces, stack up their welds, and minimize spatter when laying beads, contaminated welds can sometimes happen. On occasions these contaminated welds will change colors. Sometimes a weld changes colors but isn’t necessarily contaminated. And sometimes welders contaminate their welds on purpose in order to create specific…

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FABTECH 2016 Las Vegas is a Knockout

 Cutting-edge technologies, expert perspectives and large industry attendance define North America’s premier manufacturing tradeshow and conference  (LAS VEGAS, Nov. 22, 2016) — FABTECH 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, welcomed 1,500 exhibiting companies and a total of 31,110 attendees from over 120…

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Q&A Blog with Bill Shema of Paper-Less LLC

Bill Shema, Senior Manufacturing Consultant with Paper-Less, LLC was nice enough to participate in a special Q&A for our blog this week to give us a preview of his session at FABTECH Lean Principle: Design Sustainability for the Job Shop on Wednesday, November 16, 2016: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Learn more here and check out the Q&A below. Why is it…

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Amada Miyachi America has three presentations lined up for FABTECH 2016

FABTECH is definitely one of our favorite shows. People are really excited about seeing the latest and greatest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing solutions – and we like being part of the atmosphere. This year we have several people giving presentations and we’d really like to encourage you to drop in one one (or…

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Augmented Reality is Ready Now to Dramatically Improve Fabrication Performance

In the 1800s, Scottish inventor James Watts and his steam engines transformed forever the way fabricators power their plants and facilities. It was a technology improvement that dramatically altered not only industry and business, but also culture and society. Centuries later we stand on the precipice of another technology that’s radically altering business, culture and society:…

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Metal Cutting and Welding Using Next Generation Industrial Fiber Laser Sources

Over the past decade, fiber lasers have revolutionized industrial materials processing because of their unique combination of performance, reliability, and cost advantages. Fiber laser sources have displaced both legacy lasers and non-laser technologies in existing applications, and they have made possible new applications that could not be addressed with previous technologies. nLIGHT has developed the next generation…

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FABTECH Welcomes International Visitors

If you’ll be traveling to FABTECH from another country this year, you are not alone. The post-show report from our last show in Chicago tells us that international visitors from 87 countries made the trip to Chicago that year. It may take a little extra planning, but experiencing FABTECH 2017 will definitely be worth it. If…

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Discover all that is NEW at FABTECH 2017

FABTECH provides a dynamic environment where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and trends, and uncover the tools to improve productivity, facilitate growth, and increase profits. The 2017 event will showcase the latest in industry developments and technologies with an unprecedented number of new offerings including: New FABx Tech Talk…

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FABTECH 2017 Expands to Offer More Technology Than Ever Before

FABTECH returns to Chicago November 6-9, bringing the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing community together to see what’s now, what’s new and what’s next. Visitors will encounter an expanded Tube and Pipe Pavilion, a new Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Pavilion and a co-located Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA event, providing more technology to…

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Start Planning Your Trip to FABTECH 2017

FABTECH is where the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing community comes together Nov. 6-9 in Chicago to experience cutting-edge exhibits, learn from expert-led education and network with their peers. With just over six months until the show, this is the perfect time to start planning your trip. Here are a few tips on what…

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