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FABTECH Expo is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, providing a convenient venue where attendees can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of their metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs. Attendees will find a variety of technology pavilions dedicated to forming & fabricating, tube & pipe, metalform, welding, finishing, 3D & additive manufacturing. The event is where the industry comes together to see what’s now, what’s new and what’s next. It’s where connections are made and where deals get done.

FABTECH Expo is the place where the industry’s most influential buyers come to see the latest and greatest in metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. They seek out new technology and products to make their businesses more productive and profitable. No other event offers a better face-to-face opportunity to showcase equipment and services to decision makers from around the world.

FABTECH Expo offers something for everyone. From keynotes and expert panels to networking events and welding competitions. With targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions, attendees will discover the solutions they need to improve productivity and increase profits. Network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry. Events include sessions, conferences, seminars, professional program, society events, and more.

FABTECH Expo is happening from 11 November 2019, Monday to 14 November 2019, Thursday at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. The organizer of the event is Society of Manufacturing Engineers. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 50,000. The estimated number of exhibitors is 1,700. The event will accommodate approximately 750,000 square feet of exhibit space. There will be over 200 sessions. The frequency of this event is annual. The event has been running since 1981.


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Start Date
November 11, 2019 (Monday)
End Date
November 14, 2019 (Thursday)
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Event Type
Trade Show
Open To
Trade Visitors
First Year
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Admission Type Admission Price
Admission Show admission is FREE to attendees who preregister by Friday, November 8, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.


  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Founded in 1932 as Society of Tool Engineers with 33 member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers is addressing key targeted industry areas such as aerospace & defense, energy, medical, motorized vehicle with dynamic events (trade shows, conferences, expositions), strategic alliances, workforce development efforts and informative publications.
  • One SME Drive
  • Dearborn, MI
  • United States of America
  • +1 313-425-3000 or +1 800-733-4763
  • +1 313-425-3400


  • McCormick Place Convention Center
  • Located just minutes from downtown Chicago,, Illinois, the McCormick Place Convention Center is one of the nation's largest convention and exhibition centers with 11 exhibit halls with a total space of 2.6 million square feet, 173 meeting rooms, meeting room space of 600.000 square feet, 4 ballrooms, 3 theaters, parking facilities, accommodation facilities, one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan and much more.
  • 2301 South Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States of America
  • +1 312-791-7000
  • +1 312-791-6543

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