2018 Atlanta International Metalworking and Welding Exhibition FABTECH

Hansen Precision will participate in FABTECH, the international metal processing and welding exhibition in Atlanta, USA from November 6th to 8th, 2018. This exhibition is the most influential metal forming, precision casting and welding cutting exhibition in North America. It is believed that Hansen precision high-quality products will be favored by more customers.

Exhibition introduction

North America’s most influential metal forming, precision casting, welding and cutting exhibition


       FABTECH began in 1981 and is held annually in Chicago, Atlanta and Las Vegas. It is now the largest exhibition of stamping, sheet metal and forming in North America. The American Metalworking Exhibition can be said to have witnessed the history of the US metal forming industry. The last metalworking exhibition held in Chicago, with an exhibition area of 65,911 square meters, was visited by 44,935 industry visitors from the United States and around the world. The exhibition is divided into four exhibition areas, four exhibition areas, FABTECH, AWS, Welding and METALFORM. Covers coil processing, bending and folding equipment, control systems, plasma and water jet cutting, hydroforming, material processing, laser, stamping, roll forming, surface treatment, sawing, die forging, mold, welding, etc. Safety equipment, computer-aided software, automation equipment and robots related to the metal processing industry. The exhibitors came from mechanical engineering, sheet metal processing products / parts / accessories, construction steel and construction aluminum producers, the automotive industry and its suppliers.


Market analysis

The United States is a highly developed capitalist country with political, economic, military, cultural, and innovation capabilities that lead the world. The United States is rich in natural resources, and its proven reserves of mineral resources rank first in the world. Other minerals are copper, lead, molybdenum, uranium, bauxite, gold, mercury, nickel, potassium carbonate, silver, tungsten, zinc, aluminum, antimony and the like. Strategic mineral resources such as titanium, manganese, cobalt and chromium are mainly imported. The US manufacturing industry dominates the industry, with output value accounting for about 11% of the US gross domestic product. It is an important foundation for the US economy. Major industrial products in the United States include automobiles, aerospace equipment, computers, electronics and communications equipment, steel, petroleum products, fertilizers, cement, plastics, newsprint, and machinery. The government’s strong investment in infrastructure, the growth of the steel and automobile industries will drive related industries related to metal processing and welding and cutting. As a major energy country, the United States also needs a large number of welding equipment and materials in oil and gas related equipment and aerospace. Compared with European products, China’s welding equipment materials have a large price advantage in the United States. According to the statistics of the US Department of Commerce, from January to August 2017, the bilateral import and export volume of US and China was US$399.54 billion, an increase of 9.6%. Among them, the United States exports to China 80.21 billion US dollars, an increase of 15.0%, accounting for 8.0% of the total US exports, an increase of 0.6 percentage points; the United States imports from China 319.33 billion US dollars, an increase of 8.3%, accounting for 20.9% of the total US imports, an increase of 0.3 percentage point. The US trade deficit was US$239.12 billion, an increase of 6.2%. As of August, China is the largest trading partner of the United States, the third largest export market and the largest source of imports.


Last review

Exhibition area: 65,911 square meters

Number of exhibitors: 1702 exhibitors

Number of viewers: 44,935


Range of exhibition

1. Welding equipment: all kinds of arc welding, plasma welding, solid pressure welding, laser welding, electroslag welding, friction welding, electron beam welding, brazing equipment, special complete welding equipment, welding robot, etc.;

2, cutting equipment: CNC cutting machine, laser cutting machine, metal cutting machine, metal sheet cutting machine and machining center, shearing machine, hydraulic cutting machine, wire cutting machine, pipe cutting machine, etc.;

3, welding auxiliary equipment: welding equipment, tools, automatic operation machine, roller frame, wire feeder, fixtures, etc.; welding machine parts, etc.;

4. Metal stamping die, precision die, die-casting die, sheet, pipe, profile; blanking, blanking, drawing, bending, making, forming parts; test equipment, CAD/CAM/CAE technology, computer simulation technology, Logistics handling technology, automation and flexible processing technology and applications; mold materials, design and manufacturing technology; logistics manufacturing, distribution technology; manufacturing and application of auxiliary materials; research results, patents and new technology applications; industry management and market information.