On September 13–16, FABTECH returned for the first time since 2019 and was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
While attendee and exhibitor numbers weren’t up to pre-pandemic levels, the event drew in a solid showing with 921 exhibitors (including 93 new exhibitors) and 24,305 attendees. Exhibitors encompassed some of the biggest names in industrial processing, showcasing machines and solutions for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing.
The exhibition portion of the show took up three exhibit halls. It included more than 400 new products and highlighted a number of exciting and emerging trends and technologies. Two key areas that were featured were the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion, focusing on one of today’s fastest-growing technologies, and the Robotics & Industrial Automation Pavilion.
In addition, FABTECH featured an extensive lineup of keynote presentations, FABx Tech Talks, Leadership Exchange discussions, State of the Industry panels and more than 150 educational sessions/workshops. The sessions and workshops focused on 14 hot industrial processing topics–3D/additive manufacturing, automation/robots, cutting, finishing, forming and fabricating, job shops, lasers, lean processes, management, marketing and sales, smart manufacturing, stamping, workforce development and welding.
FABTECH 2022 is scheduled for November 8–10, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. Registration is expected to open in spring 2022. Visit the FABTECH website for more information. The EnSight Solutions team is looking forward to seeing you there!