Metal manufacturing event FABTECH 2016 set to kick off in mid-November

FABTECH 2016, a North American manufacturing tradeshow that caters to 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 will take place November 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.

The education component, one of the show's most valuable features, will be 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.      

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 agenda features 65 new sessions, including a Laser Welding for Today's Fabricator Workshop on Thursday, November 17th, and a number of sessions that cover new developments in additive and smart manufacturing.

To serve the varying levels of expertise among attendees, each session is categorized by experience level: Basic, which is recommended for those new to the industry or who need a refresher on the topic; Intermediate, which is designed for the attendee who already has a basic understanding of the subject matter; and Advanced, which provides the attendee with several years of experience who is seeking more in-depth information.

The event's schedule yields, in some cases, highly valuable continuing education credits. Those attending the Education Program will have the opportunity to earn professional development and educational credits from the show's co-sponsoring organizations.

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