Record breaking crowd at Fabtech 2019

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing trade show.

Fabtech 2019 hosted a record-breaking crowd at Chicago’s McCormack Place Illinois, USA from 11 to 14 November last year.

With nearly 50,000 visitors from 95 countries, the impressive attendance marked a 7% increase over the previous year’s event, despite some wintry weather.

As always, abrasive waterjet cutting technology had a large presence at the show, with each of the major equipment manufacturers exhibiting their machines. Many of whom were proudly using GMA Garnet™ for their demonstrations. From small “desktop” waterjets, to large multi-head systems with 5-axis capabilities, the possibilities of waterjet cutting were on full display.

Our GMA booth was busy throughout the show, as the team greeted visitors from throughout North America. The visitors were particularly interested in GMA’s PROCut™ garnet, for use in more demanding applications or in high volume operations. In addition, ECOGarnet™ - our high quality re-processed product has also received a lot of attention for its value and positive environmental impact.

The show last year was a great success. Visitors were able to experience the latest and greatest in waterjet cutting technology, as well as learn more about the value of GMA’s full line of high-performance garnet abrasives.

By Chris Waters, GMA Americas

Fabtech visitors to the GMA booth were particularly interested in GMA’s PROCut™ and ECOGarnet™.