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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November 9-12, 2015

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Show Hours:
Monday, November 9
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 12
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is a proud co-sponsor of the 2015 FABTECH Expo and we are looking forward to hosting you at our most successful show to date, taking place November 9-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

With more than 1,500 exhibits and an expected 40,000 attendees, FABTECH has grown to become one of the largest industry expos to showcase world-class suppliers, the latest industry products. This four-day event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with educational sessions, expert-led presentations and product demos highlighting the latest industry trends and technology in the metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

We look forward to meeting you at FABTECH. Visit the Precision Metalforming Association at booth S4873 or N17000 and enter to win a $250 Amazon gift card.


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 is pleased to announce the introduction of an advanced, next-generation servo press control platform which significantly improves the performance of the industry leading AIDA DSF Series (Direct Drive Servo Former) servo presses. Some highlighted features include:
  • Allen-Bradley Compact Logix PLC
  • Allen-Bradley 19" PC touch screen OIT
  • Beckhoff motion control
  • 500 job recipes
  • Download/upload job recipes to flash drive
  • Integrated tonnage monitor with signature analysis
  • 3 speed step-feed (hand wheel) slide and motion control for improved set-up
  • 16 PLS cams
  • 16 input Smart Die Protection with selectable PNP/NPN
  • AIDA DSF Servo Automation Interface
  • Display of actual and virtual crank angles
  • Master OIT capable of displaying third party automation information

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

Women of FABTECH Breakfast with Tech Tour
Join Women of FABTECH on Wednesday, November 11, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Concourse Lobby for a networking breakfast celebrating the importance of women in the manufacturing sector. This event aims to foster relationships and encourage dialogue between suppliers and practitioners in the field. This event includes a continental breakfast featuring keynote speaker Karen Kerr, Director for Advanced Manufacturing, GE Ventures, and a guided tech tour on the show floor. The event is sponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), SME, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and Women in Manufacturing (WiM). Click here to register.


Custom Rolled® Aluminum Coil since 1915. Booth S4309

United Aluminum

For One Hundred Years… our customers have always depended on United Aluminum's fast delivery and large inventory to meet their requirements.

United Aluminum rolls, anneals and slits to tailor aluminum coil to your most demanding applications. Wide alloy selection, special finishes and ultra-close tolerances in any gauge from 0.005" to 0.160" and widths to 37". Full metallurgical staff for product development. Any quantity, from prototype samples to large requirements is available for fast, on time worldwide delivery.

We have the experience of more than 100 years of aluminum innovation behind us, and stand ready to help your business be competitive.
United Aluminum
Tel: 800-243-2515 • Fax: 203-239-4441

You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure, Booth S4221


ShopFloorConnect software is used to automatically calculate OEE and show the downtime reasons from stamping presses, press brakes, laser cutting machines, turret presses, machining centers, automated saws, welders, injection molders, paint lines and other machines. It is a turn-key solution that provides timely accurate data to improve your operation. ShopFloorConnect is scalable and flexible, and can be quickly implemented into any discrete manufacturing environment. It comes factory-configured to communicate directly over your LAN with the ShopFloorConnect Machine Interface (SMI 2).

ShopFloorConnect provides a powerful report-generator as well as a browser-based viewer that displays machine status in real time.

It's What's Next: True Cloud ERP for the Manufacturing Industry
PLEX Systems – Booth S4107


If your company's in the market for ERP, or is considering upgrading its shop control software, discover the PLEX Manufacturing Cloud at FABTECH booth S4107. PLEX is 100% cloud, eliminating the need for costly hardware, infrastructure and upgrades inherent to traditional ERP solutions. Also, join PLEX at its "Brew and View" presentation, "Wearable Technology on the Shop Floor: A Look at Present and Future Applications," on Tuesday, November 10, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the FABTECH Theater, Grand Concourse. You'll learn how cloud, mobile and wearable technologies are paving the way for the future of manufacturing.

Why Plex for Manufacturing?

Immersion Learning through FABTECH Educational Programming
FABTECH offers an array of educational programs—with more than 100 technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions where attendees can learn from top industry experts. With sessions developed for process, design and production engineers, plant managers and job-shop owners and corporate management, FABTECH provides valuable learning experiences that can benefit every member of your team. View the program overview.

Precision Metalforming Association Works for its Members
For more than 70 years, PMA has been actively working to provide more than 850 members with the resources and industry information they seek to help them increase visibility, improve productivity and optimize their bottom lines.

Now more than ever, it’s essential to have a key resource to depend on as the metalforming industry continues to evolve. Are you equipped with the most current information and the best tools to be competitive in this ever-changing environment?

The benefits of becoming a PMA member are many. In addition to training support, educational resources, the latest industry information and benchmarking reports, your membership will entitle you to exclusive networking opportunities with other PMA members and suppliers at events, like FABTECH. Visit PMA at booths S4873 or N17000 to find out how we can work for 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.

ABC Metals, Booth S4574

ABC Metals

ABC Metals is the largest independent distributor of non-ferrous rolled products in North America! We offer short lead times and the ability for you to reduce your working capital and risk through our Se[Cu] re program. Low camber on tight tolerance narrow strip is our processing specialty. We provide copper, aluminium, stainless, carbon steels and various coatings for a comprehensive material supply solution.

Hitachi Metals, Booth S4058

Hitachi Metals produces tool steels, high speed steels, and powder metals for high performance tooling and die components for the metalforming industry. Our technology for steelmaking creates uniquely engineered steel types such as SLDi designed to maximize tooling performance. We have full stock of SLDi in USA available for immediate delivery.

The Future is Now
Join us this March for Forming Our Future: PMA's 2016 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting, taking place March 9-12, 2016, at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, CA. This conference includes a wide range of educational sessions, networking opportunities and impactful keynote presentations to help the metalforming leaders in our industry position their businesses for continued success, now and in the future. Make plans now to attend this leading event designed by and for innovative manufacturing companies looking to learn the latest information and network to advance their businesses. Visit the event website for a complete agenda, a list of speakers and hotel registration.


See also: Epicor Software Corporation, Aida-America Corporation, A Subsidiary of AIDA Engng LLC, United Aluminum Corp., Komatsu America Industries, LLC Press Technology Division, Wintriss Controls Group LLC, Plex Systems Inc., Amada North America, Inc, ABC Metals, Inc.


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