Attending Fabtech 2018? Here Are The Five Must-See Machines

There are literally thousands of brands exhibiting at Fabtech, and more than likely tens of thousands of machines on display. So, how do you know which ones are a must-see?

You’re in luck! Our experienced machine tooling folks know what’s new and exciting at this year’s show, and we’ve created the list below to help prioritize your trip through the aisles! Read on to begin mapping out the must-see machines, and contact us to learn more about the innovative technology that will be on display at this year’s show.

Cidan’s New Time-Saving Folder
Cidan’s new FORMA-Z is top-of-line when it comes to a press brake to form thinner metal. It will form up to 11-gauge parts without flipping over the material. It’s innovative 8” tooling and 126” width can handle a variety of unwieldy sizes with ease, and its innovative two-way action means you won’t have to flip workpieces over during the forming process. This valuable machine can also help save you time and reduce manpower on large folding projects with Cidan’s unique press which folds both up and down.

TRUMPF’s Most Powerful Tube Laser
TRUMPF, a leader in laser cutting systems, just introduced its largest tube laser which features the ability to handle tube up to 10” diameter, and up to .4” wall thickness, this is one major machine. Even better, with the addition of downstream processes such as drilling and tapping, plus automated part removal and sorting, TRUMPF engineers have designed a machine that will help you save time and money while cutting precision parts three shifts a day.

Pat Mooney Saws All-In-One Sawing & Machining 
Everyone knows Pat Mooney is a leader in metal saw technology, and their newest machine, the PMI-CNC18MDS, adds powerful milling and drilling capabilities into the mix. With all-in-one sawing, milling and drilling, this machine will help fabricators minimize WIP, and maximize part output.

Kinetic’s Latest Invention Combines Cutting & Automated Part Removal 
Kinetic is continually striving to deliver profitability time-saving results for the end-user. Their plasma cutting systems have always been known for their integrated milling and drilling. Now, with the addition of automated part loading, fabricators will be able to remove parts automatically while the machine keeps cutting, as well as sort and palletize by part number or work order number. How’s that for versatility?

OMAX Showcases The 10HP Waterjet Cutting Machine
The industry leader in abrasive waterjet cutting just introduced an economical way to add waterjet capabilities to just about any shop. With 10HP of pumping power paired with a GlobalMAX table, this new system can cut metal up to 5” thick. And, that’s not all. The starting price is much lower than more powerful systems, and the new technology will help a wider array of businesses raise their game.

Have A Minute To Meet At The Show?
Interested in learning more about any of the brands mentioned above? Let’s schedule a time to chat at the show. Contact us today to let us know that you’ll be in attendance, and one of our fabrication experts will be in touch. Our entire team will be at the show, and as always, we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and help you find the best solutions for your business. See you at Fabtech!