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

2015 Show Hours

Monday, Nov. 9 — 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Tuesday, Nov. 10 — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12 — 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Make FABTECH Bistro Reservations
The FABTECH Bistro is a convenient place to eat, meet and network while at the show! The Bistro offers an all-inclusive lunch buffet with assorted menu options at an affordable price. Avoid long lines by purchasing lunch tickets in advance. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

Register by November 6 for free admission. (Pick up badge on-site.)

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Education Programs

Learn about the FABTECH education program, who should attend, continuing education credits and more.


Special Events

Don’t miss these special events: keynote presentations, panel discussions, AWS Welding Competitions, Additive Manufacturng/3D Printing Center, and FABTECH Industry Night.

What You Need to Know


First Time Attendees

To get the most from attending FABTECH, knowing what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show will help maximize your time. Check out planning tips and key information to make your first visit a success.


Student Visitors

Individual students and school groups are encouraged to attend to learn more about the exciting world of manufacturing. Have a goal of what you want to accomplish, select exhibiting companies to visit, new products to see, and conference sessions to attend.


Networking Opportunities

Attend educational sessions, workshops, and show Special Events. Stay connected before, during, and after the show via social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Hotel and Travel

Great rates, available through Travel Planners, the official FABTECH housing provider. Make arrangements for hotel rooms and air/car travel. Find information for getting around Chicago, maps, things to do, and much more!

Transportation is convenient in and around Chicago. You can fly into either of the major airports, and reach hotels and McCormick Place in no time by car, taxi, train or a variety of ground transportation services.

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What Attendees Are Saying


(At FABTECH) “I learned a lot of information about tools I didn’t know existed.”

Christopher Reeder
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
AAR Mobility Systems,
Cadillac, MI


“Here (at FABTECH) I can make face-to-face contact and build relationships.”

Mark Prather
Welding Foreman
OTE Engergy,
Petersburg, MI


“The exhibits are just amazing. We can see and touch things, and see how things are changing. The amount of equipment, the staffing and set up in the booths is simply amazing. We would encourage anybody concerned with innovation, production, and safety to attend.”

Daryl Bass, Branch Manager (left)
— Mike Spain, Sales Manager
Machine and Welding Supply Company,
Gaston, NC