MetalForming Explores FABTECH 2017--Day 3

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
FABTECH: Explore the Floor
FABTECH: Explore the Floor

November 8, 2017


Daily News

Day Three at FABTECH—Today’s Word Is Innovation
Innovators, this is your day, and what better way to start than with breakfast with some of the industry’s leading innovators? The Women of FABTECH Breakfast and Tech Tour, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., celebrates the importance of women and their metalforming and fabricating innovations. The event includes a continental breakfast and tech tour on the show floor. Price: $25.

Today’s keynote at 8:30 a.m., Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace, features Pixar Animation’s Matthew Luhn, who will provide strategies for creating a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas, and embraces fear and failing as necessary parts of the creative process.

And at 12:30 p.m., an expert panel session explores Innovative Approaches for Workforce Development & Recruiting Talent. Learn from educators and manufacturers how to build a consistent workforce pipeline. Participants include Brad Beckner, Chicago territory vice president for Kelly Services; Mike Cattelino, apprenticeship manager at Fox Valley Technical College; Laura Elsner, workforce development manager for DeWys Manufacturing; and Warrant Long, commodity manager at Briggs & Stratton Products Group.

Wednesday, November 8: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, November 9: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Please be sure to stop by the PMA booths and visit with the staff of MetalForming, Fabricating Product News magazines (A5631) and 3D Metal Printing magazine (B83).

NEW! 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion
Stop by the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and visit with exhibitors offering printing machines, hybrid equipment, materials, software and other AM-related products and services. Also, there will be presentations and, of course, networking opportunities. And be sure to visit 3D Metal Printing magazine, published by the Precision Metalforming Association, at Booth B83.

Today's Videos


Visit Komatsu
Booth A5231

Visit the Komatsu booth in FABTECH’s METALFORM technology area to watch the micron accuracy of the servo press technology in action. Digital technology links the entire production cell for remote monitoring. On the fabricating front, Komatsu displays its Twister cutting machine and its Quick Gas option. Quickly change over from cutting 1/8- to 1-in.-thick steel with fine plasma to oxyfuel cutting 2-in.-thick plate with a mere 30-sec. nozzle change.

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

      FIND US @ BOOTH A5231

Komatsu Video


Visit M1 by ECi Solutions
Booth A4943

M1 announces the release of version 9.2 for its ERP software solution, built specifically for small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses. Version 9.2 includes enhanced features for cost of goods sold (COGS) for precise job costing, and first-in first-out/last-in first-out (FIFO/LIFO) inventory control, and functionality for scheduling, which enables better constraint, labor, and equipment management, according to David Christensen, vice president of sales. The extended capabilities of M1 lets business owners and managers see details inside their various business operations and provides access to meaningful information helping manufacturers analyze trends and be proactive. M1 customers gain a competitive advantage with better insights that help them make informed decisions for their business.

Visit M1 online at http://ecim1.com/

      FIND US @ BOOTH A4943

ECi Video

Conference Reports

The FABTECH 2017 Education Program provides valuable learning experiences for every member of your team. Technical sessions are presented by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Chemical Coaters Association International. Among the topics covered: cutting, finishing, forming and fabricating, management, job-shop solutions, automation and robotics, stamping, and tube and pipe. And, the American Welding Society presents a comprehensive lineup of welding education, including the Resistance Welding School.

PMA’s technical sessions allow attendees to learn from leading industry experts, exchange best practices and explore new technologies. Today’s sessions at 8 and 10:30 will address deep-drawing and die-sensing technologies. At 1:30, metalforming tracks address lubrication selection and application, in and in-die assembly, monitoring and adjustments.

Here’s your complete Schedule at a Glance.


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See also: ECI Software Solutions, Komatsu America Industries, LLC Press Technology Division

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