Fabtech International & AWS Welding Show adds mettle with Metalform

Combining yet another element makes the upcoming events more comprehensive for the metalforming, welding and cutting community, organizers said.

04/09/2008


In an effort to provide show attendees more spark for their money, the organizers of FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show and METALFORM have gotten together with plans to offer combined exhibitions. The alliance between the FABTECH & AWS show organizers %%MDASSML%% the Society of Manufacturing Engineers , the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International and the American Welding Society for the %%MDASSML%% and the Precision Metalforming Association will result in a combined annual exhibition beginning in November 2009.
“AWS is pleased that METALFORM will join with the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show," said Ray Shook, AWS executive director. "Metalforming companies are major customers of the welding and cutting industries. We're confident this alliance will add significant value for both exhibitors and attendees."
While the first official combined exhibition doesn’t occur until next year, the partners have agreed to a “soft start” at the 2008 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show, to be held October 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. The show will include a METALFORM pavilion, displaying innovations in stamping technology. An estimated 20,000 people from around the world are expected to visit the show, which will feature more than 800 exhibits.
The 2009 show is expected to cover 650,000 square feet with 1,300 exhibiting companies, “becoming a one-stop shop in North America where attendees can access the latest materials, equipment and services for all metalforming, fabricating, tube & pipe, welding and cutting technologies,” officials said in a statement. And in addition to the expanded show floor, FABTECH International, AWS and PMA will also conduct independent professional conferences and technical education programs during the 2009 show.
“Manufacturers need comprehensive exposure to every one of these technologies to compete in the global marketplace, and now they only have to go to one show to find them,” said Mark Tomlinson, SME executive director.





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