MetalForming Explores FABTECH 2015--Day 3

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
FABTECH: Explore the Floor
FABTECH: Explore the Floor

November 11, 2015


What's New

Future of Work in Advanced Manufacturing
Arrive at FABTECH by 8:30 this morning to catch today’s keynote presentation, titled Innovation and the Future of Work in Advanced Manufacturing. Speaker Karen Kerr, director for advanced manufacturing, GE Ventures, will explain how GE leverages innovation to change the way it designs and manufactures its products, and optimizes the supply chain. Up for discussion: flexible factories and empowered workers, set to redefine the competitive landscape in multiple sectors.

Location: FABTECH Theater, Grand Concourse

State of the Industry
Today’s featured panel session (12:30-1:30) is the State of the Industry Executive Outlook: Advanced Manufacturing. Head to the FABTECH Theater to listen in on the conversation between panelists Marni Rutkofsky, director of strategy and marketing, GE Ventures; Robert Henderson, director of additive manufacturing, Linear Mold & Engineering, Inc.; and Tom McGaughy, director of technology, Edison Welding Institute.

Up for discussion: how manufacturers can stay on the forefront of manufacturing technology advancements and how they deal with disruptive technologies as they relate to new-product introduction, supply chain, customer interaction and advanced automation.

Today's Videos


Corrosion Inhibitor Packaging Protects Metals in Storage, Shipment

Daubert Cromwell VCI on Display at FABTECH 2015

Rust removers and corrosion inhibitor (VCI) packaging for metal will be displayed at Daubert Cromwell Booth S4305 during FABTECH 2015 in Chicago. Technically trained salespeople will describe how VCI paper and film protect metals while in process, in storage and during shipment, with an actual parts bin as a typical application. VCI packaging is easy to use, non-hazardous, odorless and recyclable, providing a clean and dry alternative to expensive coatings and ineffective methods. Attendees will also see demonstrations of water-based, environmentally safe, rust removing liquids. Ask for a free poster, “Guidelines for Using VCI.”

For details, see www.daubertcromwell.com;

     FIND US @ BOOTH S4305



Visit the Komatsu booth S4331 in FABTECH's METALFORM technology area to watch servo-press technology in action. Digital technology replaces guesswork for die setup with repeatability in microns.

On the fabricating front in booth S514, Komatsu displays its Twister cutting machine and its Quick Gas option. Quickly change over from cutting 1/8- to 1-in. steel with fine plasma to oxyfuel cutting 2-in. plate with a mere 30-sec. nozzle change.

Visit Komatsu online at www.Komatsupress.com and www.Komatsuplasma.com.



      FIND US @ BOOTH S4331 & S514


Conference Reports

Morning Stamping Track sessions cover lubrication technology (Steve Lowery, Tower Oil & Technology Co.), including a discussion on the future of chlorinated paraffins; pressroom safety (Keith Leatherwood, Vibro/Dynamics); and OSHA 1910.147 (Ted Sberna, White Horse Safety).

This afternoon’s session covers eddy-current and variable-frequency drives, by David Stroner, DSI Dynamatic.

Here’s your complete Schedule at a Glance.


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See also: Komatsu America Industries, LLC Press Technology Division, Daubert Cromwell

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