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Upcoming Fabrication & Manufacturing Shows - Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trade shows and industry expositions are excellent ways to stay abreast of the latest developments in technology, software, and to do some face-to-face networking. Get inspired by industry leaders and innovators and learn new methods first-hand. Several exciting U.S. fabrication and manufacturing shows are scheduled for the near future.


MODEX 2016

  • When: April 4-7, 2016
  • Where: 2016 Georgia World Congress Center — Atlanta, Georgia


Professionals in the manufacturing industry come to MODEX to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and see new methods, programs, and equipment. For 2016, MODEX will take place in the 250,000 square foot Georgia World Congress Center and will feature over 800 supply chain, logistics, and material handling exhibitioners. This year’s speakers include entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary of "Shark Tank” fame and the head of manufacturing and supply chain operations for Cisco. Register online to attend.


AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo

  • When: Multiple Dates
  • Where: Multiple Locations


AmCon attracts contract manufacturing and machining industry experts from all over the US and Canada. Meet suppliers, learn about new technologies, and get help with your current projects. Get new strategies for maximizing profits and minimizing production time. Admission and parking are free. The no-cost seminars cover a range of topics, from aluminum V-Process castings and 3D printing technology to motivational presentations to help you hone your leadership skills. Register to attend one of ten 2016 shows in locations across the United States.


IMTS 2016

  • When: September 12-17, 2016
  • Where: McCormick Place — Chicago, Illinois


The International Manufacturing Technology Show only comes around every two years. It is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world and features more than 2,000 exhibits and displays. The show is an excellent opportunity to make new industry connections and get a first-hand look at up-and-coming technology. Register online to attend. Students and educators get in for free.



  • When: November 16-18, 2016
  • Where: Las Vegas Convention Center — Las Vegas, Nevada


The FABTECH expo will feature over 1300 exhibitors from the metal forming, fabricating, and finishing industries. Get a first hand look at new machinery and tools coming onto the market and connect with new suppliers. Educational opportunities available at FABTECH include workshops focused on the operational, economical, managerial and technical aspects of your business. Continuing education or recertification credits are available for program participation.. Find out more on the FABTECH site.


D2P 2016

  • When: Multiple Dates
  • Where: Multiple Locations


D2P, or Design to Part, is a traveling trade expo that has been bringing industry experts together for more than 40 years. 2016’s tour schedule includes eleven cities across the United States. Exhibits from hundreds of businesses in the contract manufacturing and CNC machining industry will be on display. Get in on new technologies, find new suppliers, and get the resources you need to solve any manufacturing problem. To see the tour schedule and register to attend, visit the official site.


Westec 2017

  • When: September 12-14, 2017
  • Where: Los Angeles Convention Center — Los Angeles, California


Westec is held every two years and features booths and exhibits by hundreds of experts in the manufacturing industry. Get a sneak peek at the latest equipment, ideas, and methods for working with composites, titanium, and other advanced materials. Brand new products, tools, and machines often make their debut at the Westec show and it gives machine shops and others manufacturing professionals an opportunity to network with colleagues and potential customers. To find out more, visit the Westec website.


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