Takeaways from Fabtech

See a slideshow of equipment spotted at the 2013 edition of Fabtech in Chicago. Plus, learn about Fabtech’s fundraising campaign to help victims of the severe weather that hit Illinois just before the show.


Kinetic displayed its K5000 machine that performs a wealth of operations, including milling, drilling, tapping, chamfering, boring, plasma cutting, oxy fuel cutting and beveling.

Last week, I spent a day and a half at Fabtech, held at McCormick Place in Chicago. This was the first Fabtech I’ve attended. It’s an annual show that rotates from Chicago to Atlanta to Las Vegas, highlighting metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing technology.

Three things stood out to me while at the show: automation, education and attendance. Read more and see a slideshow of highlighting some of the new equipment I saw there. Plus, learn about the fundraising campaign Fabtech partners have initiated to help victims of the severe storms and tornados that ran through Illinois on Sunday before the show.