FABTECH Expo 2017

North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event

06 Nov 2017 - 09 Nov 2017
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McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago / Illinois / United States of America

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. This 4 days trade show is being organized by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The venue of this event is McCormick Place Convention Center which is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The event will be held from 06 November 2017, Monday to 09 November 2017, Thursday. FABTECH Expo 2017 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to welding, metal forming, fabricating and finishing sectors from the leading exhibitors, for example, arc welding, assembly, bending and forming, brazing and soldering, business services, coil processing, cutting, fastening and joining, finishing/paint and powder coating, finishing/plating, gases and gas equipment, hydroforminginspection and testing, job shop/contract mfg., lasers, lubrication, maintenance and repair, material handling, metal suppliers, plate and structural fabricating, press brakes, punching, resistance welding, robotics, roll formingsafety and environmental, saws, software, machine controls, stamping, thermal spraying, tool and die, tooling, tube and pipe fabricating or welding, tube and pipe producing, waterjet, welding consumables, welding machines. Over 1,700 exhibitors are expected at this event to showcase their products and services. The event will accommodate approximately 750,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 50,0Read More00 visitors from 100+ countries are expected at this trade show. Visitor profile of this event includes president, CEOs, executives, job shop owners, plant managers, production managers, shop floor employees, welders, welding operators, machine operators, welding distributors, planning and design engineers, quality managers, manufacturing engineers, welding engineers. The frequency of FABTECH Expo is annual. The first year of this trade show is 1981.

  Address : 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

  City : Chicago, IL

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 312-791-7000

  Website : Click here for venue website

McCormick Place Convention Center

Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, the McCormick Place Convention Center is nation's largest convention center 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 and much more.

Organized by

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Founded in 1932 as Society of Tool Engineers with 33 member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 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.

Address: One SME Drive

City: Dearborn, MI

Country: United States of America

Phone: +(1)-(313)-4253000

Phone: 800.733.4763

Fax: +(1)-(313)-4253400

Email: service[at]sme.org


  • 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 : Show admission is FREE to attendees who preregister by Friday, November 3, 2017. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.

Event at a glance

  Event Type International Trade Show
  Start Date 06 November 2017, Monday
  End Date 09 November 2017, Thursday
  Category Metal & Minerals
  Venue McCormick Place Convention Center
  City Chicago, IL
  State Illinois
  Country United States of America
  Organizer Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  Web Site Click for official website
  First Year 1981
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 50,000+
  Exhibitors 1,700+
  Space 750,000 square feet
  Open to Trade visitors

Past Editions

  • 16 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
    31,110 visitors - 1,500 exhibitors
    575,000 net square feet
  • 09 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2015
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
    43,836 visitors - 1,700 exhibitors
    730,000 square feet
  • 11 Nov 2014 - 13 Nov 2014
    Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Atlanta, GA
    30,800 visitors - 1,477 exhibitors
    550,000 net square feet
  • 18 Nov 2013 - 21 Nov 2013
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
    40,667 visitors - 1,573 exhibitors
    650,000 square feet
  • 12 Nov 2012 - 14 Nov 2012
    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
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