FABTECH, Welding Show and METALFORM All in OneSeptember 1, 2008
The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, is home for FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show introducing METALFORM from October 6 to 8. The event marks the beginning of a strategic alliance of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and American Welding Society to bring together their respective trade shows. With this alliance, PMA’s METALFORM will consist of a pavilion at this year’s show, with a full METALFORM event co-located with the other shows beginning in 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
In 2008 for the first time, North America’s largest metalforming, fabricating, tube & pipe, and welding trade show will be held in the western United States, drawing an expected 20,000 attendees and hosting more than 800 exhibitors in more than 400,000 sq. ft. of space.
Automation/Robotics, Bending/Folding, Coil Processing, Contract Manufacturing, Controls, Cutting (Waterjet/Plasma), Finishing, Hydroforming, Lasers,
Material Handling, Plate & Structural Fabricating, Punching, Rollforming, Safety, Equipment, Saws, Software, Stamping, Thermal Spray, Tooling, Tube & Pipe Technology, Welding
Much More than Booths
The 2008 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show introducing METALFORM offers a wealth of information through many of its free and low-cost events. Keynote speakers include Jim Waters, vice president of production systems for Caterpillar, and inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. Other special events include the Executive Breakfast Forum, lunchtime business-improvement seminars and the New Product Theater right on the show floor, featuring more than 30 new product and technology presentations. This is in addition to a full technology conference program.
Monday, October 6: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 7: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission is FREE to attendees who preregister. The onsite registration fee is $50. To register and for more information about the exhibition and related educational offerings, visit www.fmafabtech.com.