FABTECH 2015 North America’s largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding, and Finishing Event
Held November 9 – 12, 2015, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
As a metal finishing company, EFCO had the opportunity to attend the largest industry event: FABTECH. FABTECH is a huge show, and a great way to connect with vendors, suppliers and customers alike, all under one roof across the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries. The latest and greatest technologies and equipment are on display, for viewing firsthand. Training and classroom experiences are also available on a wide variety of topics, ranging from personnel to technology to general business topics.
This year’s hot topic was 3D printing, and they had many machines, as well as final products, on display. A 3D-printed kayak is pictured below.
The highlight for me, as an owner of EFCO Finishing, was to see the latest in technology, as it relates to vibratory finishing, ball burnishing, steel grit and shot blasting, blastroom blasting, degreasing, and many more services. Suppliers such as Almco, Wheelabrator, and Pangborn all had large displays on sight.