| Trade fair for metal processing

The FABTECH is a significant trade show for metalworking, welding, pipe and pipeline construction. It takes place annually at various locations, including cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. This rotation allows for a broader professional audience from different regions of the USA and North America to be reached and for the trade show's scope to be expanded. In different cities, various venues are used to benefit from the respective regional industry strengths and expertise.

The FABTECH is organized by the FMA (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International), a leading organization dedicated to improving the metalworking industry and sharing its knowledge and experience through educational events, trade shows, and publications. The FMA organizes the FABTECH trade show not only in the USA but also in Canada and Mexico. In Canada, the FABTECH Canada takes place every two years at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, Ontario, while the FABTECH Mexico is held annually, alternating irregularly between Monterrey and Mexico City. These events provide professionals in metalworking, welding, and manufacturing in North America the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technologies, make connections, and develop business opportunities. They attract exhibitors and visitors from various industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy, and construction. A wide range of products and services are presented, including welding technology, metalworking machines, pipe and sheet metal processing, as well as automation solutions and quality control. The trade show's focus is on innovation, technology, and efficiency in manufacturing. Highlights of the show include live demonstrations, presentations by industry experts, and networking events that give participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and establish new business relationships. The FABTECH is considered one of the most important events in the metalworking industry in North America and offers a unique opportunity to discover the latest trends and technologies, make connections, and explore business opportunities.

The FABTECH takes place annually, and therefore for the 12th time previsibly in September 2024 in Chicago.

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Local time:
16:23 h (UTC -05:00)

Fair location:

McCormick Place Convention Center,
2301 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, IL 60616 Chicago, Illinois, USA


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AWS American Welding Society
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33126 Miami, USA
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Past editions:
  • 11. - 14. September 2023
  • 08. - 10. November 2022
  • 13. - 16. September 2021
  • 11. - 14. November 2019
  • 06. - 08. November 2018
    • 1550 exhibitors
    • 33755 visitors
  • 06. - 09. November 2017
    • 1704 exhibitors
    • 44935 visitors
  • 16. - 18. November 2016
    Las Vegas
    • 1481 exhibitors
    • 31110 visitors
  • 09. - 12. November 2015
    • 1702 exhibitors
    • 43836 visitors
  • 11. - 13. November 2014
    • 1400 exhibitors
    • 27000 visitors
  • 02. - 04. November 2010
    • 1138 exhibitors
    • 21929 visitors
  • 31 Oct. - 02 Nov. 2006
    • 873 exhibitors
    • 21000 visitors

Fair location:

McCormick Place Convention Center,
2301 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, IL 60616 Chicago, Illinois, USA


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Product groups: cutters, Industrial robots, laser cutting, pipe processing machines, plasma cutters, presses, saws, shears, tools, transformers, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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11. - 13. June 2024

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Where does the FABTECH taking place?
The FABTECH fair takes place in Chicago, at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

When is the FABTECH taking place?
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How often does the FABTECH take place?
The FABTECH takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the FABTECH?
The FABTECH is an exhibition for Metal Processing, Metal Working and Machine Construction.