FABTECH 2016 proved itself to be North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.
The show welcomed 1,500 exhibiting companies and a total of 31,110 attendees from over 120 countries to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Here are some of the products visitors saw this year:
A patent-pending triangular cutting bridge provides rigidity and accuracy. With the Power Cut option, the ByStar Fiber with 6000 watt power source can extend its plate-cutting capabilities to 1.180 inch thick.
New features of the P1 include asymmetric auxiliary bending capability for making interrupted bends of up to 25”; automatic blank holder adjustment; and all-electric operation.
For truck body and trailer manufacturers, Lincoln promoted its SuperGlaze aluminum MIG wire served up in a 60lb packaging system designed to increase production. Lincoln Electric’s Mini-Drum provides three times less changeover time compared to a spools.
The control system is available on Accurpress Accell Hybrid press brakes. The machines use both hydraulic and electric power to reduce noise and improve efficiency.
FABTECH 2017 will be held November 6-9.
For more information visit FABTECHexpo.com
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