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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.


Manufacturers Looking at a Big Shortfall of New Workers

The manufacturing industry is looking at shortfall of more than 2 million workers over the next decade, according to new reports from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. The shortage is led by the expected retirement of nearly 3 million Baby Boomers and fewer young people who see the industry as a career destination.

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FORMING & FABRICATING

OSHA Shines Spotlight on Metal Fabricating

For the sake of maintaining a safe work environment and keeping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigators out of business operations, metal fabricators should be aware of the areas where they can improve their own safety performance. OSHA’s citations provide a guide to where the focus should go.

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WELDING

Selecting a Plasma Arc Cutting System

Selecting a new plasma arc cutting (PAC) system is a lot like selecting a new truck. Plasma systems, like trucks, range from light-duty, personal use models to heavy-duty industrial models, with specialized versions available to meet specific customer needs. All share certain attributes, but within each class there are other features that are unique to the specific model.

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STAMPING, TOOL & DIE

Stamping Controls Evolve to Meet Current, Coming Challenges

Like other technologies that couldn’t keep up with the times, controls that only flashed a light to warn an operator of a stopped stamping press have long outlived their usefulness. As manufacturers have expanded their expectations for press controls, the technology has evolved, and will continue to evolve.

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FINISHING

Proof of a Healthy Finishing Industry

When a major US machine tool builder adds extensive finishing equipment to its operation, it’s definitely a sign that business is good. Mazak Corp. recently underwent a major expansion, including a larger powder coating and painting facility, which allows them to get products out 74% faster.

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FABTECH 2015 Exhibit Space Going Fast

With brisk exhibit space sales, FABTECH 2015 is already shaping up to be one of the best ever when it takes place November 9-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. More than 1,500 exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment and machinery on the 700,000 sq. ft. show floor, making it the largest in show history.

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