FABTECH Explores the Impact of Tariffs on Metal Manufacturing

October 1, 2019

Industry experts have estimated that steel and aluminum tariffs could cost U.S.-based manufacturing companies more than $10 million over the next five years, and according to research by the Institute of International Finance, result in an annual loss of $40 billion in U.S. exports. Supply-chain disruptions continue as plant managers forecast, purchase and stockpile inventories to minimize the impact of the increased cost of raw materials.

With that in mind, FABTECH 2019, November 11-14 in Chicago, includes two Leadership Exchange sessions intended to provide attendees with applicable information and insights for facing tariffs head-on. The first, The Impact of Disruptive Technology and the Future of Manufacturing, will discuss disruptive technologies including 5G, IoT, AI, robotics and automation. This panel discussion takes place November 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A second panel discussion, 21st Century Workforce: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce, on November 14 from 11 a.m. to noon, looks at the intricacies involved with managing workforce gaps.

Additionally, the new Robotics & Industrial Automation Pavilion will introduce new technologies and products for making businesses more productive and profitable during these uncertain times.

Technologies: Materials

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