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Welcome to the FABTECH 365 e-Newsletter. Each monthly edition provides relevant industry news and technology updates, along with exciting announcements about the FABTECH exposition and conference. We hope you find it interesting and informative.

Majority of Manufacturers Plan to Invest in New Technologies

Survey data from SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities Report demonstrates how U.S. companies are using advanced manufacturing technologies such as industrial robotics, additive manufacturing or 3D, to remain competitive and improve overall performance.

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How a Punch Press Acts Like a Press Brake

Traditionally bending high flanges on a punch press just hasn’t been practical, but new machines and software are changing the situation. Today, flanges up to 3 inches high can be bent not by the press brake, but by special tooling on the punch press.

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Using Games to Drive Engagement in the Classroom

I remember hearing years ago that the 21st century would bring flying cars, robots, and virtual reality of the Star Wars world. At the time, it seemed like the 21st century was far away. Now, we are more than a decade into it and technology has indeed advanced.

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Metalforming Technology at the Core of the New F-150

While aluminum gets all of the press when it comes to Fords new F-150, there are many more firsts with this groundbreaking platform. Among them: a stamped 12-corner crush horn, a frame constructed of a startling 78-percent high-strength steel, and a cyclonic closed-loop aluminum scrap-segregation and recycling system.

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Benchmarking Plating Job Shops

Job shops today, like all businesses, are busy just trying to get through each day and produce quality parts for their customers. CCAI’s official publication, Products Finishing, has recently created a benchmarking survey that helps plating job shops get a handle on where they stand in comparison to other shops in the industry. Check out their first Top Shops report.

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FABTECH 2015 Registration is Now Open

FABTECH returns to Chicago on November 9-12. The event is expected to be one of the best ever with more than 1,500 exhibitors and an expanded show floor with 650,000+ net sq. ft. of innovation. Experience action-packed exhibits, top-notch education and invaluable networking.
Register now for free admission.

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