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MetalForming Delivers FABTECH 2015

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MetalForming Delivers FABTECH

November 9-12, 2015

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

North America’s largest metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is back at McCormick Place in Chicago. Save the dates in November for FABTECH, as 1500 exhibitors will greet 40,000-plus attendees in more than a half-million sq. ft. of space.


Simple ERP Inspires Better Business, Booth S4925


Simplicity is powerful. The right ERP solution can deliver unprecedented ease-of-adoption, more accurate, more transparent—more powerful—information, in real-time, so you’re able to focus on what matters most to your business—building better relationships. To learn more, visit us at FABTECH at Booth S4925!

Aida-America, Booth S4724


AIDA-America, Dayton, OH, USA, will exhibit a DSF-M2-4000, 400 ton straightside servo press, the largest servo press ever exhibited at FABTECH, Booth S4724, Chicago, IL, Nov. 9 - 12, 2015.

This advanced AIDA DSF Series servo press, featuring AIDA's industry leading servo press technology, will be part of a complete production line, under power and stamping parts. The demonstration will include an integrated uncoiler, straightener and feed system from COE Press Equipment, scrap and lubrication equipment from PAX Products and servo controlled in-die tapping from Automated Tapping Systems.

Material has been provided by Heidtman Steel, press lubrication from Tower Oil & Technology, and the press will be on display at the show courtesy of Ultraform Industries, Romeo, MI, where it will be in production after the show.

High Performance Servo Press, Booth S514


Komatsu offers the most complete line of mechanical stamping presses for the stamping industry, both mechanical and servo drive. Press capacities range from 35 to 4000 tons, single and multi point connections in both gap and straightside designs. As the world leader in servo-driven mechanical presses, more than 4,500 single-point and multi-point straightside servo presses are installed. Servo presses feature automatic slide position and die height repeatability with accuracy in microns, fully programmable slide velocity in any direction, consume 30% less electrical power than a conventional mechanical press. We will exhibit the H2W 200, 2-point servo press and coil line producing parts.
Komatsu America Industries

1701 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

FABTECH provides a one-stop shop for meeting with world-class suppliers, experiencing the latest industry products and developments, and finding tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing challenges.

To ease navigation for attendees to products and services of specific interest, the show floor is organized into technology areas by its sponsors—the Precision Metalforming Association, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, American Welding Society and the Chemical Coaters Association International.


Smart. Tough. Proven.
Booth S4238

Feed Lease

Feed Lease Corporation is a respected designer and builder of automated servo press feeds and coil handling systems. Known for building heavy gauge and/or high strength steel, versatile conventional lines. Feed Lease Corporation specializes in Class A and other surface-critical material systems. Our Smart-Saver system can save you precious space (when required), while offering great versatility in special feeding applications.

Our innovative CAD-based engineering designs reduce downtime to keep your operation productive and profitable. We have more than 45 years of experience in equipment design and engineering, precision machinery assembly, sales and service. Our technical advisors are a phone call away – 248-377-0000.

Visit us at Booth S4238 to speak with our experts about high performance pressroom feed equipment!

Come see Metal Coaters & Metal Prep at FABTECH (Booth S5184)!

Metal Coaters

As two of the largest coil coaters for heavy and light gauge metal in the industry, Metal Coaters and Metal Prep will be exhibiting at FABTECH, November 9-12, in Chicago, IL. We invite you to stop by our Booth S5184 to meet with one of our knowledgeable account managers and explore how our products can meet your needs.

In the meantime, please click here to schedule a meeting in advance for the trade show or speak with an account manager. We look forward to seeing you!

Amada Makes Automation Accessible. Booth S901


Visit Amada at FABTECH Booth S901 and witness how you can maximize your green light on time. Amada’s automated solutions will enable you to:
  • Increase productivity and profits
  • Reduce lead times and costs
  • Achieve precise repeatable results
  • Maximize machine utilization

As the global leader, Amada is uniquely equipped to meet all of your punching, bending and laser cutting needs. Visit us in Chicago and verify for yourself… regardless of your specific challenge, Amada has the solution to ensure that your green light stays on.

FABTECH Dates & Times
Monday, Nov. 9: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 10: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Visit for event details and to register.


Hydraulic Quick Die Change Systems, Booth S4418


With more than 50 years of experience clamping dies, Hilma/Roemheld provides safe, reliable hydraulic die clamping systems that offer faster turnaround, reduced labor costs, consistent part quality, and a broad range of clamps, die lifters, hydraulic circuits, pumps and other products for quick die changes. Get our new catalog, and visit us at FABTECH, Booth S4418.

Floor Mounted, Electrically Driven, Oscillating Conveyors, Booth S4512

Pax Products

Pax Products will be demonstrating multiple types of conveyor including their EGD “shaker” type conveyor. These conveyors are typically utilized to take parts and scrap out of a press but Pax’s new, floor mounted, EGD unit is designed as a cost-effective alternative for removing scrap out from below the press.
Pax Products:

Raise the Bar with Your Quality Assurance Process Not Your Costs! Booth S3406

Virtek Vision

Virtek will showcase the LaserQC system during FABTECH at Booth S3406

Virtek's LaserQC quality inspection system scans parts in seconds, reverse engineer old parts in minutes, and provides inspection reports so you don't have to!

LaserQC delivers the kind of bottom-line benefits that help your shop build and retain business—faster turnaround, increased throughput, lower costs per part, reduced scrap and rework and ultimately higher customer satisfaction. Promotional pricing available for show attendees only, ask for details at Booth S3406

Beyond the show-floor offerings, FABTECH provides a full conference program, with the major sponsors overseeing technical sessions covering all aspects of metalforming and fabricating. The event includes more than 100 targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions. Attendees at these sessions discover solutions needed to advance careers as well as companies' fortunes. For details, see the education programs, designed to help metalformers advance their businesses.

Applications for Lightweighting of Sheetmetal Parts
"3G design optimization" (gage, grade and geometry) of advanced high-strength steels is generating significant mass and cost savings in the automotive industry. On Tuesday, November 10, FABTECH presents David Anderson, Senior Director, Automotive Technical Panel and Long Products Program, Steel Market Development Institute, who will review current production applications of lightweighting sheetmetal components. Additional presentations will discuss the impact these materials have on die designs, tooling, surface coatings and pressroom equipment.


Caplugs, Booth S5055


Caplugs' PTM-SH Series of Ultrabake pipe thread masks is made for pipe coating and pipe fabrication operations. The pipe thread masks fit most standard pipe sizes, as the line comes in seven different sizes. Plus, the silicone material is water tight to protect the inside of pipes against unwanted coating.

3D Metal Printing,
Coming Spring 2016

3D Metal Printing

A magazine to inform and educate designers and engineers on 3D metal-printing technology

The Precision Metalforming Association has partnered with MecklerMedia to launch 3D Metal Printing magazine. This exciting new publication targets designers, engineers, executives and others in industries where applications for metal additive manufacturing promise to rapidly expand—aerospace, automotive, tooling, power generation, medical and other industries. For more information visit Booths N17000 or S4873.

Precision Metalforming Association,
Booths N17000 & S4873


Visit PMA at Booths N17000 and S4873 to find out how we can work for you! Middle-market manufacturers of metal parts, assemblies and end products, along with Tier-1 manufacturers and OEMs look to the Precision Metalforming Association to help connect them with the right people, information and services to grow their businesses and ultimately, make them more profitable.

Technology, networking and education provide plenty to justify attending FABTECH, but this expo offers much more. Make plans to stop by the keynote presentations, panel discussions, AWS Welding competitions and Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Center, and be sure to join colleagues for a special FABTECH Industry Night on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30, at Lucky Strike in downtown Chicago. For tickets, or for information on any of the events, visit


See also: Epicor Software Corporation, Aida-America Corporation, A Subsidiary of AIDA Engng LLC, Komatsu America Industries, LLC Press Technology Division, Universal Feed & Machine, Inc., Metal Coaters, Amada North America, Inc, HILMA Div. of Carr Lane Roemheld, Pax Products, Inc., Virtek Vision International


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