Metalforming trade show offers conundrum of technology, knowledge
Metalform, North America’s most focused stamping and fabricating exposition and conference, descends on Rosemont, IL , March 25-28. Sponsored by the Precision Metalforming Association , the event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
While stamping presses will be a major feature of the 200,000-square-foot show, almost 400 companies will showcase new products for assembly automation, robotics and value-added technologies. Complementing the exposition is the Metalform Conference.
Other events taking place at the show include PMA’s annual Awards of Excellence in Metalforming, the first Next Generation Leaders Day and the PMA Student Day, where students and teachers can learn more about the array of career opportunities available in the metalforming industry.
Registration for Metalform can be completed online at www.metalform.com/2007 .
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