Hit the Jackpot at FABTECH 2012

October 1, 2012

FABTECH International is the longest-running North American event dedicated to showcasing the full spectrum of metalforming and fabricating, finishing, tube and pipe, stamping and welding equipment. The event heads to Las Vegas November 12-14, bringing with it PMA’s METALFORM technology area, the AWS Welding Show, and the Chemical Coaters Association’s Finishing Pavilion and Conference. More than 1100 exhibitors occupying 400,000-plus sq. ft. of exhibit space will showcase for more than 25,000 attendees the latest-greatest products in these technology areas: 

Show Days/Dates/Hours

Monday, November 12    9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13    9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission is free to attendees who preregister; onsite registration is $50. To register and for more information, visit www.fmafabtech.com.
  • Automation/Robotics
  • Bending/Folding
  • Coil Processing
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Control
  • Cutting (Laser/Waterjet/Plasma)
  • Finishing
  • Hydroforming
  • Material Handling
  • Plate and Structural Fabricating
  • Punching
  • Rollforming
  • Stamping
  • Safety
  • Saws
  • Software
  • Thermal Spray
  • Tooling
  • Tube & Pipe Technology
  • Welding

Fine Dining in Vegas

Wining and dining customers or coworkers during FABTECH? If so, consider making reservations at one of these top 10 Vegas eateries, according to the 2012 edition of Eating Las Vegas.

1. Barmasas—Aria at CityCenter; 877/230-2742
Deluxe Japanese eatery

2. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare—Wynn; 888/352-3463
Fish and crustaceans are jetted in fresh daily from the Mediterranean. “Seafood pastas and giant, shrimp-like langoustines are unforgettable.”

3. Cut —The Palazzo; 702/607-6300
Wolfgang Puck’s contemporary steakhouse

4. Guy Savoy—Caesars Palace; 877/346-4642
French cuisine in a “modern and jazzy” setting

5. Joël Robuchon—MGM Resorts; 702/891-7925
"The ultimate in French flavor and flair,” featuring a flower-laden black-and-white room and ultra-rich and “eye-rollingly delicious food.” 

6. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon—MGM Resorts; 702/891-7358
A less formal version of its big-brother. Modern French cuisine served in a casual setting with burnished wood accents, dramatic lighting and a long counter surrounding a semi-open kitchen.

7. Estiatorio Milos—The Cosmopolitan; 877/893-2003
Mediterranean cuisine including grilled seafood, chicken and lamb, with open-air breezes and stone-colored décor. 

8. Picasso—Bellagio; 866/259-7111
A French-Spanish restaurant providing open views of The Fountains of Bellagio—and actual Pablo Picasso paintings studding the walls.

9. Raku—Hugh Fogel (off the Strip); 702/367-3511
Sushi, as well as authentic Japanese cooked and grilled dishes including kaiseki, “a Japanese meal with as many as 15 artfully served tasting courses.” 

10. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire—Mandarin Oriental; 888/881-9367
A French restaurant offering amazing views of the city from its 23rd-floor dining room.

Much More than Booths

In addition to new-technology displays targeted at metalformers and fabricators, and the regular conference tracks, take time to attend some of FABTECH’s special educational offerings and events. Here’s a few of the special events on the agenda.

Workshop: Lean Manufacturing for Managers

Sunday, November 11, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Room N116

Price: PMA member $275/Nonmember $295

An overview on lean methods that can be used to minimize all forms of waste and maximize value for the customer. Topics include introduction to lean; the eight wastes of lean; and the building blocks of lean.

State of the Industry: Manufacturers’ Executive Outlook

Monday, November 12, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Location: North FABTECH Theater

Free and open to all attendees.

Learn how metalformers and fabricators are dealing with changes in today’s manufacturing environment, including challenges presented by supply, demand, labor and changing business sectors.

Panelists: Rick Taylor, president and CEO, Jay Industries Inc.; Jerry B. Ward, vice president, Metcam Inc.; Gregg Simpson, president and owner, Ohio Laser LLC; Shivie Dhillon, owner and president, SunDial Powder Coatings; Patrick J. Thompson, president, Trans-Matic Manufacturing Co.

Post-Election Analysis—How the Results Impact U.S. Manufacturing

Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: North FABTECH Theater

Free and open to all attendees.

The November 2012 elections, which take place just prior to FABTECH 2012, will have a profound impact on U.S. businesses and manufacturers. Congress and the President will need to address major issues such as tax reform and environmental regulations, along with taking the next steps on healthcare. Our panelists of Washington insiders will share their insights and take questions on the election results and their implications.

Panelists: Omar S. Nashashibi, partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP; Stephen Barlas, author of Around Washington; David Goch, partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean.

Moderator: Paul Nathanson, founding partner, Policy Resolution Group

Finally, Plan Now

…to attend these upcoming FABTECH events:

• FABTECH 2013, November 18-21, Chicago, IL

• FABTECH Mexico, May 7 - 9, 2013, Monterrey, Mexico. MF

Industry-Related Terms: Twist, LASER, Plate, Spectrum
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms

Technologies: Additive Manufacturing, CNC Punching, Coil and Sheet Handling


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