Join FABTECH 2021 in Chicago


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North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to McCormick Place, Sept. 13-16, 2021. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you 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 your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

McCormick Place

Cost to Attend

Cost to Attend

Show floor admission is complimentary if you register by Sept. 9, 2021. After the deadline and on-site, the fee is $50 (US).

Venue Information

Venue Information

McCormick Place

2301 S King Dr.

Chicago, IL 60616

Show Hours

Show Hours

Mon., Sept. 13       10 AM — 6 PM
Tues., Sept. 14       9 AM — 5 PM
Wed., Sept. 15           9 AM — 5 PM

Thur., Sept. 16           9 AM — 3 PM

Future FABTECH Shows



May 4-6, 2021

Monterrey, Mexico



Sept. 13-16, 2021

Chicago, IL



June 14-16, 2022

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Featured Technology Throughout the Show

The show will encompass three halls at Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees will find a variety of technology pavilions dedicated to Forming & Fabricating, Tube & Pipe, METALFORM, Welding, Finishing, 3D/Additive Manufacturing and Robotics & Industrial Automation.

Featured Technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing / 3-D Printing
  • Arc Welding
  • Assembly
  • Automation
  • Bending & Forming
  • Brazing & Soldering
  • Business Services
  • Coil Processing
  • Cutting
  • Fastening & Joining
  • Finishing/Paint & Powder Coating
  • Finishing/Plating
  • Gases & Gas Equipment
  • Hydroforming
  • Inspection & Testing
  • Job Shop/Contract Mfg.
  • Lasers
  • Lubrication
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Material Handling
  • Metal Suppliers
  • Plate & Structural Fabricating
  • Press Brakes
  • Punching
  • Resistance Welding
  • Robotics
  • Roll Forming
  • Safety & Environmental
  • Saws
  • Software, Machine Controls
  • Stamping
  • Thermal Spraying
  • Tool & Die
  • Tooling
  • Tube & Pipe Fabricating or Welding
  • Tube & Pipe Producing
  • Waterjet
  • Welding Consumables
  • Welding Machines

About the Event Partners


The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA)

Based in Elgin, Ill., the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International is a professional organization reaching more than 135,000 industry professionals world-wide focused on improving the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, award-winning magazines and co-sponsorship of FABTECH. FMA has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs is the charitable foundation of FMA. Visit www.fmanet.org for more information.


SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With more than 85 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through an education foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)

The Precision Metalforming Association is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 800 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. PMA leads innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, the PMA Educational Foundation, FABTECH and METALFORM tradeshows, and MetalForming magazine. Visit www.pma.org.

Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI)

The Chemical Coaters Association International is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies. CCAI’s foundation is it’s series of active local chapters across the U.S. that conduct technical meetings on all aspects of organic finishing. Chapters serve as an excellent forum to discuss regional concerns while offering outstanding networking opportunities for finishers and suppliers. CCAI works to raise the standards of finishing operations through educational meetings and seminars, training manuals, certification programs, and outreach programs with colleges and universities. Visit CCAI at www.ccaiweb.com.

The American Welding Society (AWS)

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. Headquartered in Doral, Florida and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves more than about 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 sections and student chapters. For more information, visit www.aws.org.


FABTECH provides an ideal opportunity to exchange information, participate in education sessions, network, and buy and sell new products and services. FABTECH is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin. We expect all attendees, media, speakers, staff, organizers, venue staff, vendors, and exhibitors to help us ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone. The guidelines for appropriate behavior and conduct at FABTECH are listed below.

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, threatening, harassing, physically or verbally abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any participant at the event or at any related event activities. All who participate in the event deserve respectful treatment, regardless of the capacity in which they are attending.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments or clothing related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, or disability; deliberate intimidation, stalking or unwelcome following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; unwelcome physical contact.

Any questions or concerns about these policies should be directed to a member of the FABTECH Show Management Team.