Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. November 26, 2018 by By Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, and Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief – Manufacturing Engineering Bolstered by a strong economy and lots of new technology for attendees to see, FABTECH 2018 welcomed more 33,755 attendees from 75 countries to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center November 6-8. With more than 1,500 exhibiting companies occupying more than 650,000 net square feet of exhibit space, FABTECH offered visitors the chance to network and learn while exploring three exhibit halls full of new products, technology and manufacturing innovations. The event highlighted several emerging technologies, including additive manufacturing, as well as the latest in automation systems, fiber laser cutting machines, press brakes and more. “The week was full of excitement and enthusiasm and the introduction of leading-edge technology showed manufacturers there is a lot to be optimistic about in the year ahead,” said John Catalano, SME senior director, FABTECH. “We were thrilled with the high turnout in Atlanta and hope that e...