Pictured above is the Grill N’Griddle that East Tech students have created for the “Welders Without Borders Competition.”

People in town are super excited that FABTECH is finally making its way back to Las Vegas.   FABTECH is the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing tradeshow in North America and will be held here, in Vegas, November 16th and 17th.

FABTECH brings together every aspect of the metal fabricating industry in one location in order to inform, entertain, educate, and allow for networking opportunities. FABTECH organizers reported that more than 25,000 people attended this event back in 2012 and expect more than 28,000 attendees this year.

FABTECH is basically a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to see, touch and learn about the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. 

Many of our own East Tech students will be competing this year in the ” Welders Without Borders” competition.   The “Welders Without Borders: Welding Thunder Team Fabricating Competition” is a competition that features college and high school level welders to make, weld, and cook using their projects. Awards are given to the teams with the most accurate fabrication projects as determined by the judges. The event host teams from welding programs with a limited number of students allowed in the action arena at a time, though there is no limit on team members that are supporting or attending. The teams are allowed to have more students to “tag in and tag out” so that the opportunity to participate will be available to as many students as possible.  

All the teams are given the same start and stop time, finished or not. On the first day the teams will create their project, and on the second day they will cook for the judges and their team on their creation.

This is a great opportunity for East Tech students to show  off their amazing skills!  For more information please visit http://www.fabtechexpo.com/attend.