FABTECH 2016 Recap

Many thanks to those that attended FABTECH 2016 and got to experience Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES) featured product demonstrations in KUKA Robotics Corporation and SICK Sensor Intelligence booths.

A total of 31,110 attendees from over 120 countries walked the show at Las Vegas Convention Center November 16-18, 2016 and learned about the latest technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.


Featured in the KUKA Robotics booth, the MWES’s NEW Additive 3-D Metal Printing ‘ADDere’ system drew a lot of attention. Manufactures can optimize prototype part manufacturing of large components with fast speeds, high efficiency, and lower costs than conventional methods. The cell is able to utilize many types of metals but also specializes in exotic metals that are typically used in the Aerospace industry.

MWES’s ADDere System Demonstration Highlights: 

  • Up to 20 times the speed of powdered metal i.e. 30 lbs/hr.
  • 1/20th the cost of powdered metal
  • Dynamic material composition (start with high strength metal and finish with hard wear resistant metal)
  • Flexible additive manufacturing
  • Laser hybrid
  • Prototype manufacturing
  • Low volume manufacturing
  • Exotic metals
  • Customizable production solution
  • CAD to path (CAD/CAM) offline programming
  • Metal 3D printing
  • Time and material saver in comparison to conventional prototyping

Also featured at FABTECH 2016, Midwest Engineered Systems also included an integrated random robotic bin-picking cell demonstration in the SICK Sensor Intelligence booth.


MWES’s Integrated Bin Picking Systems are capable of:

  • Distinguishing the desired part from ‘similar’ parts with incorrect features
  • Deep bin picking up to 4’ x 4’ x 4’
  • Identifying parts and their orientation regardless of surface finish, shine, rust, or color
  • Robotic mechanical gripper and magnetic end effector configurations
  • 3D vision camera integration


We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Chicago. #FABTECH2017

For more company information and news visit MWES.com

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