When EuroBLECH organizers decide to have their European sheet metal tradeshow the last week in October and FABTECH holds its show in the first week of November, you have a pretty good idea of what I've been up to. It hasn't been blogging, regrettably.
My co-workers have provided nice summaries of FABTECH from psychological and technological points of view. I don't have much to add with the exception that, with 22,000 visitors, Atlanta appears to be an excellent host location for FABTECH every four years.
For a summary of EuroBLECH, stay tuned for the December 2010 issue of The FABRICATOR. We'll just say "fiber lasers" and "bending automation" and leave it at that for now.
For the first blog in a while, I wanted to talk about something serious: comic books. Actually, it's a graphic novel from science fiction writer David Brin, assisted by writer Jason Land and artist Jan Feindt. Tinkerers tells the story of Danny Nakamura sometime in the near future as he looks for answers as to why the U.S. doesn't make "stuff" anymore. (more...)