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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Robotic Laser Welding and Cutting 9-11-13

September 11, 2013

By: ABB Inc.

Recent technological advancements in laser welding and cutting have brought a range of emerging manufacturing possibilities where the use of robots is becoming more popular and cost effective when compared to dedicated 5-axis laser machines and other metal fabrication processes.

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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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Automated Deburring: A Surprising Cost and Time Savings 6-5-13

June 5, 2013

By: Timesavers Inc.

This Webcast will describe the advantages of different types of deburring machines. We will also describe different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives.

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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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Top 10 Software Functions You Need for Sheet Metal Manufacturing Automation

April 23, 2013

By: SigmaTEK Systems

This webinar will focus on the emerging top ten engineering, manufacturing and business functions needed to streamline and automate sheet metal fabrication. Discussion will include ERP, MRP, and advanced CAD/CAM systems along with the managing and tracking of remnants, work orders, stock control, raw materials, quoting, invoicing, and so on.

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Waterjet 101: What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Waterjet System 10-13-12

October 31, 2012

By: Jet Edge

Waterjet technology experts from Jet Edge explain how ultra-high pressure waterjet systems work and answer many frequently asked questions about the technology. They also highlight the many applications for waterjet technology and discuss the benefits of waterjet versus other common cutting technologies.

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Human Factors: The Aging Workforce 10-26-12

October 26, 2012


Are you prepared for the impact the aging workforce will have on your company's productivity and efficiency levels, as well as the cost of managing your workers' compensation program?

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Timesavers Inc. and 3M: Automated Grinding 10-3-12

October 3, 2012

By: Timesavers Inc.

This Webcast will describe the advantages of different types of deburring machines. We will also describe different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives. Many factors that improve performance, such as processing wet vs. dry and the impact of speed, coolant, and pressure will also be discussed.

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Taking the First Steps into Robotic Metal Fabrication and Welding 9-26-12

September 26, 2012

By: ABB Inc.

This webinar walks you through the proper steps to introducing robotic automation into your metal fabrication and/or welding operation. We will explore how to tackle what seems to be an elephant size challenge and break it down into common sense, sequential action steps.

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Aluminum Welding Fabrication Made EASY 8-22-12

August 22, 2012

By: OTC Daihen Inc.

Topics covered: TIG bead appearance with MIG, Increased Weld Strength, Porosity Control, Clean Arc Start, Welding gaps, and Burn through control.

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What if you could significantly improve hole quality without operator intervention 5-20-10

May 20, 2010

By: Hypertherm Inc.

Hypertherm invites you to learn how True Hole™ technology significantly improves plasma hole quality – without the need for operator intervention.

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