Webcasts

Webcasts archived on thefabricator.com are web-based slideshows hosted by leading experts in the metal fabricating industry. The webcasts tend to cover hot issues, such as understanding welding fume regulations and learning to optimize welding processes, which require a more in-depth discussion than a five-minute video can provide. More than 5,000 people have signed up for first-time viewings or watched archived webcasts since they were launched in 2007.

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Additive Manufacturing for Metal Fabricators - What are the Challenges & Risks

Additive Manufacturing for Metal Fabricators - What are the Challenges & Risks

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:00 PM (CST)

By: CNA

Are you contemplating Additive Manufacturing (AM), a.k.a. 3D Printing in your shop for parts or prototyping? What are the processes applicable for metals? How steep is the learning curve and how do you train your workforce to commence production? What are the risks, business and safety, of moving to AM and how are the similar or different from traditional subtractive processes?

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Find the Best Fit: Automated Nesting & Laser Fabrication

Find the Best Fit: Automated Nesting & Laser Fabrication

Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:00 PM

By: Autodesk Inc.

This webinar is designed for the person that nests and then CNC cuts sheet metal parts, with a laser or other method. Learn how to save time and effort by eliminating the need to touch and edit every profile. Learn how automated CNC programming can optimize your tooling head automatically. Connect with your MRP or ERP system to manage material needs with your nests, and prioritize jobs as needed. Generate reports on the whole process.

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Waterjetting for Fabricators: How a waterjet fits in your shop

Waterjetting for Fabricators: How a waterjet fits in your shop

Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:00 PM (CST)

By: Flow Waterjet

Waterjet solutions have grown to be one of the fastest growing major machine tool processes of the past 15 years. Regarded as the most versatile process in the world waterjet systems allow fabricators to take on any manner of work. This webinar will discuss the versatility of the waterjet cold-cutting process that is simple to operate and affordable.

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Considerations in Metal Bonding with Adhesives and Tapes

Considerations in Metal Bonding with Adhesives and Tapes

Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:00 PM (CST)

By: 3M Industrial Abrasives

Learn the reasons why using adhesives and tapes will give you an edge in your industrial metal bonding project, and discover best practices in metal bonding technology. Metal bonding methods will be discussed, including surface cleaning and post-processing operations.

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The Makings of an Effective Job Shop: The Key Is Knowledge

The Makings of an Effective Job Shop: The Key Is Knowledge

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1:00 PM (CST)

By: Epicor Software Corp.

Presented by Drew Locher. What would other fabricators say if they had a chance to walk around your fabricating facility? Could they navigate the floors easily without tripping over work-in-process? Would they see visual communication tools to keep everyone updated on the day's job schedule? Would they constantly have to swing their heads as they looked for lift trucks shifting work from one end of the facility to the other?

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How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

October 29, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 4 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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CNA: Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain

CNA: Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

By: CNA

Manufacturers are not immune to the increasing hyper-connectivity of a world driven by technology trends such as the rapid migration to "the cloud", expanding automation of "things" both in their processes and products - increasingly described as the "Internet of Things", and the rising uses of "Big Data" analysis of processes and design of products.

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To filter or not to filter, that is the question

To filter or not to filter, that is the question

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 3 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Thursday, October 22, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 2 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Robovent: How Clean is Clean?

Robovent: How Clean is Clean?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 1 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Koolant Koolers: Industrial Cooling 101

Koolant Koolers: Industrial Cooling 101

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

By: Koolant Koolers Inc.

Looking for a cooling solution? Webinar attendees will learn all the essentials for removing heat from their application and how it will ultimately save water and save money.

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Timesavers: Automated Flat Part Deburring 101

Timesavers: Automated Flat Part Deburring 101

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

By: Timesavers Inc.

Timesavers and 3M partner together to present this webcast about automated grinding. The webcast will describe different types of flat part deburring and finishing machines, abrasive technologies, processing wet vs. dry, and the importance of proper machine set-up, configuration, and maintenance.

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Accruing Efficiency through Portable Metrology

Accruing Efficiency through Portable Metrology

December 10, 2013

By: FARO

Alternative measurement equipment, such as the FARO Edge portable articulated arm and Vantage laser tracker, have proven capable of achieving precise and accurate measurements of large parts with ease. This simplification of part quality inspection leads to reductions in time invested, cost, and scrap wastage.

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Atlas: Blind Threaded Rivet Fasteners: A Tutorial

Atlas: Blind Threaded Rivet Fasteners: A Tutorial

June 16, 2013

By: PennEngineering

This presentation will provide the audience an introduction and a better understanding of how blind threaded fasteners work, when and where they should be used, and what considerations need to be made for optimal use and performance.

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Keeping the Pace in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Keeping the Pace in Sheet Metal Fabrication

May 16, 2013

By: Bystronic Inc.

Sheet metal fabrication has had a recent renaissance with the introduction of Fiber lasers, dramatically increasing laser cut speeds and part throughput. While the benefits of increased throughput are apparent, careful considerations must be made to downstream processes to take full advantage of the productivity gains.

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