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FABTECH Brings Innovation and Technology Solutions to Chicago

Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media

FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, will be at the McCormick Place in Chicago from November 11-14, 2019. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue. Meet with world-class suppliers. See the latest industry products and developments. Find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover solutions for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing.

Images from FABTECH 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

There is also an array of educational programs, with targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions. Sessions include additive manufacturing, cutting, finishing, and laser applications among many others. Network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry. Leadership Exchange Discussions will convene experts to discuss complex topics including how advanced manufacturing is transforming jobs by using cutting-edge technology and new manufacturing processes to accelerate innovation.

For more information on the show, conference hours and exposition hours, or to register for the event, please visit


Monday, Nov. 11: 10* AM — 6 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 12: 9 AM — 5 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 13: 9 AM — 5 PM
Thursday, Nov. 14: 9 AM — 3 PM

*East building (Lakeside Center) opens at 9 AM


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

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