FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago, IL November 9-12, 2015. The four day show will cover 550,000+ net square feet of floor space throughout the North Building, Halls B1, B2 and Hall C1, and South Building, Halls A1 and A2 at McCormick Place. More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the show floor with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

FABTECH 2015 Location

McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 

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FABTECH 2014 Recap

The recently concluded event brought an abundance of new technologies, prominent speakers along with record breaking attendance. Read the full story here.


FABTECH 2015 Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for FABTECH 2015, November 9-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. This year’s event is expected to be one of the best ever with more than 1,500 exhibitors and an expanded show floor with 650,000 net sq. ft. of innovation. Experience action-packed exhibits, top-notch education and invaluable networking. … More

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Boston Consulting Group Study Predicts Rise of the Robots

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