FABTECH CanadaClick image to enlargeFABTECH Canada is the country’s premier event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing

If your Canadian manufacturing operation cuts, bends, forms, welds or finishes metal or alloy sheets, tubes and pipes, then FABTECH Canada 2018 is a must-attend event.

The comprehensive event is not just a trade show, but an opportunity to get up to speed on leading edge manufacturing technologies, find solutions to your manufacturing problems and network with fellow fabricators. 

In addition to the more than 360 exhibitors on the trade show floor, part of the event includes keynote presentations with Jim Carroll, a futurist, trends and innovation expert who will discuss disruptive trends that will impact manufacturing on Wednesday, June 13, and Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, who will speak about manufacturing and trade on Tuesday, June 12. Attendees will also be able to attend a panel discussion and listen to industry experts discuss collaborative robots, additive manufacturing and other innovative technologies are shaping the future.

For networking opportunities, there will be an opening reception on Tuesday, June 12 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and a job shop appreciation night on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

For more details about the event, visit FABTECH.

Getting an Education: Editor’s Picks
Here’s a snapshot of just a few of the educational opportunities at FABTECH Canada. 

Tuesday, June 12 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Getting Started with Robotics workshop

2:30 pm 
Laser Metal Technology for Fabricators breakout session
Welding for Profitability or Welding Economics breakout session

Wednesday, June 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
3D Additive Business and Design Considerations for Fabricators

10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Getting Ready for Industry 4.0–Implications for your ERP Solution breakout session

2:30 pm
Comparative Metal Cutting Solutions breakout session 

Thursday, June 14
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Welding Metallurgy 101 workshop 

10:00 am
Press Brake Bending and Technology breakout session

FABTECH Canada 2018: At-a-Glance
Location: Toronto Congress Centre, South Building

Show Dates & Hours:
Tuesday, June 12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 13
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Number of Exhibitors: 369

Cutting cost

by Tim Wilson 

A fastener manufacturer realizes big savings with new cold saw

The problem
Work had to be done off-site, with increased lead time and inventory requirements, resulting in lost opportunities.

Is your head in the cloud?

by Mary Scianna

Cloud computing has the potential to transform the manufacturing landscape in a way few could have imagined decades ago.

Milling's many paths

"Machining centres are, by definition, milling machines, so they inherently have milling capabilities," says Scott Rathburn, marketing product manager with Haas Automation.

Mazak plays host to 2500 manufacturers

If you think manufacturing is in a downturn, think again, says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp., Florence, KY.

Fresh Start

by Noelle Stapinsky

A Quebec job shop invests in technology and its workforce to boost productivity

Walter Surface Technologies celebrates $30 million Montreal facility

Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.

Mazak adds new Western Canadian distributor

Mazak Corp. has added a new Western Canadian distributor and gone direct in BC as part of a new strategic business move.

Gaining Altitude

by Tim Wilson

How to succeed in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry

Canadian schools among plasma contest winners

Two Canadian schools are among the winners of an educational grant from a 2016 Hypertherm contest, "Spark Something Great."

Cut wood, metal, plastics or...cars!

The L.S. Starrett Co.’s 3X Power Bi-Metal reciprocating saw blades have teeth that cut more efficiently, able to cut up to three times more cuts than conventional blades. They are engineered for use on corded and cordless saws.

Laser Focus

by Noelle Stapinsky

Laser technology is hitting the mark as an easily integrated plug and play toolbox

Moulding a Winner

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s tool, die and mould sector has again proven its resilience in the face of an economic meltdown

The fixer

After nearly failing his first test in his grade nine machine shop course, Jerry Bowles wasn’t sure if machining was for him. Indeed, by 16 years of age he had dropped out of school.

Quebec firm wins Fanuc innovation award

Quebec-based industrial automation company AV&R has won the Innovatve System Award presented at the FANUC Annual Integrators Conference in April. The company won the award for its jet engine blades weld blending and profiling system.

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