What is FABTECH?

FABTECH is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding event. It combines three previously independent shows—FABTECH International, AWS Welding Show and METALFORM. All three shows in their own right have brought millions of buyers and sellers together from around the world. In 2009 the Chemical Coaters Association, International joined the event to sponsor the Finishing Pavilion and Conference. The union of these three shows with the expansion of the finishing technology created the FABTECH of today.

Why exhibit at FABTECH?

No other marketing medium will match the ROI of exhibiting at this event. You'll reach an audience where over 85% of the attendees have purchasing influence or direct decision-making power over the kind of products you sell. It's the highest quality, most targeted buying audience in the metal forming, fabricating and welding industry.

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Who should exhibit in the METALFORM Technology Area at FABTECH?

If your company manufactures equipment or provides services that fit within these primary and value-added product and technology categories, then you should exhibit in the METALFORM Technology Area:

  • Sheet Metal Stamping Equipment and Technologies: mechanical presses, hydraulic presses, transfer presses, servo presses, more…
  • Metals and Materials Suppliers: including Cold Rolled Sheet Steel, Cold Rolled Strip, Hot Rolled Sheet Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum Alloys, Copper & Copper Alloys, Nickel & Nickel Alloys, Titanium, more…
  • Tool and Die Equipment and Technologies: die sets, punches, springs, in-die welding and tapping, tool steels, wire EDM, machining, precision machined parts production, more…
  • Sheet Metal Forming Equipment and Technologies: metal roll forming, metal spinning, metal slide forming, wire forming, hydro-forming, more...
  • Sheet Metal Automation Assembly Equipment and Technologies: assembly cells, robotics, fastening, system integration, contract assembly, metal/plastic hybrids, feeders and vibratory bowls, more...
  • Design and Process Engineering Equipment and Technologies: CAD/CAM, ERP, CRP, MRP, shop floor control, automated storage and retrieval, more…
  • Inspection, Measurement, Safety and Quality Control Equipment and Technologies: press accessories, motion controls, CMM, sensors, height gauges, data logger, safety & environmental products, more…
  • Material Handling Equipment and Technologies: coil & part handling systems, feeds, straighteners & levelers, conveyors, lift trucks, reusable pallets, more…
  • Packaging Equipment and Technologies: returnable packaging & bins, marking, lot tracking, material traceability, labeling, more…

What METALFORM Technology Area exhibitors said about FABTECH 2011:

We were first time exhibitors at FABTECH, and it was an overwhelming experience. We have over 500 leads to process, and already have begun receiving orders. Considering it typically takes a year to complete a new-customer sale, we're quite happy!

Jim Gillespie, Marketing Manager Fast-Rite International, Inc. Glendale Heights, IL


All the leads generated were quality leads from customers direct. Guarantee we will get orders; we even had positive leads on closing day. This was our first time as FABTECH exhibitors and we will definitely be a future FABTECH Exhibitor.

Garry Grzesiak, Director of Container Design & Sales
Steel King Industries Inc. Stevens Point, WI