Annual event to draw big crowds
Following on the heels of FABTECH 2011, which hit record-breaking attendance, FABTECH 2013 is aiming to attract big crowds again to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
More than 25,000 are expected to attend to see 1,100 exhibitors sprawled across 400,000 net sq ft of trade show floor.
This year’s event has an expanded educational program.
“This year’s lineup will be like no other,” says John Catalano, the show’s co-manager. “We have added more than 50 new sessions, and expanded our welding, management and lean manufacturing tracks. From process, design and production engineers to plant managers, job shop owners and corporate management, FABTECH’s education program provides a valuable learning experience to benefit every member of your team.”
FABTECH is being lead by five co-sponsors representing a variety of expertise. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and Chemical Coaters Coaters Association International (CCAI) co-sponsor the sessions on cutting, finishing, forming and fabricating, lean, management, stamping, and tube & pipe. The American Welding Society (AWS) has a comprehensive lineup of welding education.
For more information on registration, pricing and events, visit FABTECH 2012 online.
Monday, November 12 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
FABTECH “Hot Spots”
Here is Shop Metalworking Technology’s selection of a few select events at FABTECH 2012 that are interesting, educational and entertaining.
- State of the Industry: Manufacturers’ Executive Outlook
When: Monday, November 12, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm, North FABTECH Theatre
Insights from leaders representing job shops, contract manufacturers and other service providers dealing with the same issues of supply, demand, labour and changing business sectors that affect your survival in today’s economy.
- New Product Presentations
When: November 12-14, FABTECH Theatre, North & Central Halls
Brief exhibitor-led sessions of the best new products and technologies to hit the market. Among the many products to see and hear about are TRUMPF’s TruLaser 5030, Amada America’s HD press brake with automated tool changer, Simufact-Americas’ simulation of a complete sheet metal manufacturing process, and Metabo WEPBA angle grinders with combinator grinding wheels.
- Cocktails and Comedy
When: Monday, November 12,
Comedian Greg Hahn has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, ABC, CBS and FOX.