FabTech 2016 Offers Education Programming with Industry-Leading Speakers


FabTech 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, has scheduled a comprehensive education program of notable speakers to present on a variety of topics at the forefront of the industry. The lineup is comprised of more than 100 sessions, addressing the needs of attendees with basic, intermediate, and advanced skill levels. The event takes place November 16-18 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The education component is one of the show’s most valuable features and a critical component of FabTech. Led by manufacturing experts from a variety of backgrounds, the in-depth sessions are designed to provide valuable and insightful programming to participants from all manufacturing disciplines. Each session will offer an inclusive setting, giving attendees the opportunity to sharpen their skills and network with colleagues, executives, and thought leaders.

“FabTech represents a wide range of manufacturing technologies and processes, so it’s important to us that our educational programming reflects that diversity,” said Mark Hoper, FMA show co-manager, FabTech. “The most effective way to advance these highly specialized fields is through collaboration and exchanging ideas. If you work in the metal fabricating industry, and you want to learn how to improve, there is something at FabTech for you.”

The technical, operational, and managerial sessions are divided into 12 tracks including cutting, lasers, finishing, forming and fabricating, lean, welding, management strategies, job shop solutions, stamping, automation, additive manufacturing, and workforce development. This year’s dynamic agenda features 65 new sessions and a number of sessions that cover new developments in additive and smart manufacturing.

All sessions are organized by FabTech 2016’s five co-sponsors – SME; the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA); Precision Metalforming Association (PMA); Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI); and the American Welding Society (AWS). This ensures that the content covers manufacturing’s expansive landscape, while also delivering the highest quality, most relevant information to attendees. To better serve the varying levels of expertise among attendees, each session is categorized by experience level — basic, intermediate, and advanced.

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