Automation on the Upswing

Manufacturers are implementing more automation than ever before. In fact, robot sales were at an all-time high in 2014. As the skills gap continues to grow the question for many manufacturers is no longer if they will automate, only when and to what degree. One Minnesota manufacturer invested $250,000 earlier this year in a robot that can handle many of the repetitive tasks in his shop as a result of the ongoing struggle to find skilled workers.  At FABTECH, we not only want to support the future of the automation world, but also, help bridge the skills gap most everyone in our industry faces.

With 1,500+ exhibitors spread over 650,000+ net square feet of floors space, FABTECH is the place to see the latest in technological advancements. FABTECH also provides 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming,  fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

In addition to all of this and more offered at the 2015 show, FABTECH show cosponsors AWS, FMA, SME, PMA and CCAI aim to support the future of the manufacturing industry with each of their respective educational foundations/charitable organizations. These manufacturing industry organizations are responsible for numerous scholarships, manufacturing camps for students, and educational programs that are essential to closing the skills gap and advancing manufacturing in America.

Register today! Complimentary advance registration for access to the exhibits is open until November 6, 2015. Registration after this date and onsite is $50. Find event details and register to attend the expo at


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