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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    How to build a metal cube

    January 13, 2014

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    Scott Behr, founder and fabricator at Total Metal Resource Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., usually gets a pretty enthusiastic response when he tells people what he does for a living. With the upstart of his Metal Shop Fantasy Camp, he can now share tiny parts of his job with people who might otherwise never get an opportunity to try their hand at metalworking.

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    Where the best welders go, and why

    January 13, 2014

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    Why aren’t wages rising for welders even though companies say they can’t find skilled welders? Why is welding still one of the most difficult skills for fabricators to hire? What can fabricators do to find the best welding talent?

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    ESAB North America partners with RoboVent

    January 10, 2014

    ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced a partnership with RoboVent Product Group Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., for the development of robotic welding systems in North America. RoboVent fume extraction equipment will be included as part of ESAB’s robotic welding systems....

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    PWTV: Highlights of FABTECH 2013

    Practical Welding Today®

    Length: 13:23

    Weren't able to attend FABTECH® 2013? Here is just a sample of the welding exhibitors who had new products on display.

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    Book introduces welding and its applications

    January 9, 2014

    Fronius has released a book called Operation: ARC that acquaints young people, beginners, and the technically interested with the world of welding technology. Through graphic-novel style stories, readers get to know an innovative tech firm and some of its most adventurous people whose job it is...

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    Jones & Lockhart Welding to move headquarters

    January 8, 2014

    Jones & Lockhart Welding Inc. has announced plans to relocate in St. Louis in March. The welding and fabrication shop will move from a 16,000-sq.-ft. building in St. Louis County to a 4.5-acre, 51,000-sq.-ft. site in the city. The company purchased the building for $820,000 and will invest...

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    Forster America establishes new website

    January 7, 2014

    Forster America, Alpharetta, Ga., the North American supplier of Forster Welding Systems welding tables and accessories, has launched a new website at www.forsteramerica.com. The website provides details about the company's 3-D welding tables, special gray cast welding tables,...

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    Lincoln Electric named as 2013 Top Plant by Plant Engineering

    January 7, 2014

    Lincoln Electric has been named Top Plant of 2013 by Plant Engineering magazine. The award program honors North American manufacturing facilities that stand out as best in production, maintenance, productivity, and safety, demonstrating what the publication calls a "commitment to quality in all...

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    Welding guide revised

    January 7, 2014

    The revised 31st edition of the Pocket Welding Guide, now in color, has been released by Hobart Institute. The handbook is designed for use by students and hobbyists as well as veteran welders, draftsmen, instructors, supervisors, foremen, technicians, and engineers. The new edition features...

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    Lightweight GTAW machines weld material up to 0.375 in. thick

    January 7, 2014

    Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Dynasty® 280 and Maxstar® 280 GTAW/SMAW-capable machines. They can weld metal up to 0.375 in. thick, but are more lightweight and portable and use less energy than machines with similar output capabilities, according to the manufacturer. The...

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    Putting a wrap on Schweissen & Schneiden

    January 2, 2014

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    Schweissen & Schneiden, Europe’s premier and most comprehensive welding and cutting tradeshow, had plenty of technology and innovation. Twelve exhibition halls housed more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries. Roughly 55,000 attendees from 130 countries made their way through the aisles during the six-day event, where they were able to view the latest advances in welding and cutting technology, hand tools, safety gear, consumables, and other equipment.

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    Warrior: A Breakthrough Welding Machine

    ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

    Length: 2:20

    Warrior™ by ESAB is a multi-process welding machine designed to be reliable, rugged, energy efficient and easy to use for GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Cored), SMAW (Stick), and GTAW (TIG) welding, and ACAG (Arc Gouging).

    PWTV: Artist Gallery: Joe Mongan, Metalscapes

    Practical Welding Today®

    Length: 9:35

    This PWTv Webisode highlights Roscoe, Ill. metal artist Joe Mongan, Metalscapes LLC, who discovered a creative streak that he never knew existed … until recently.

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    Georgia Trade School attracts a new audience to welding

    December 13, 2013

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    Length: 5:15

    Executive Director Ryan Blythe (left), Senior Weld Instructor Elaine Waters, and Vice President and CWI Sean Quinton have taken a focused, hands-on approached with Georgia Trade School, a private welding school.