Press Brake and Fabrication Industry Events

Industry conferences and trade shows are a great way to learn about innovations that increase the productivity of your machinery. Whether you’re in the market for a new Press Brake, need to retrofit your Shears to reduce material handling, or want to learn about the newest Fabrication technology, you can get direct-from-the-manufacturer information and perhaps even see the equipment in use.

How to get the most out of attending a machining industry event

To stay competitive, you need to learn about advancements that are improving productivity. As a starting point evaluate your shop. For example, with a Press Brake, evaluate how well the current configuration meets your shop’s needs. Are manual adjustments keeping up with your production schedules?

Next, when you have identified the areas that you want to improve, look for presenters and exhibitors that have or support the equipment you use. Ask questions of the individuals at the trade show and examine updates and upgrades that fit into your production process.

Sometimes an exhibitor will sponsor a particular event – a breakfast, or a coffee. If the manufacturer you’re interested in has one, stop in. It’s a great way to learn more in a quiet environment.

But don’t stop there. There are hundreds of attendees who may have experience with your equipment, either in their current role or in the past. Make connections and research ways to make the most of your machining process by engaging with people who have applied the solutions in their own shops.

Get to know Automec!

Automec representatives will be at future shows. Be sure to stop by our booth with questions about CNC gauging systems, CoastOne electric press brakes, and much more! 

For more information on each event, click on the show of interest.

Mexico City, May 16-18, 2023
The leading metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in Mexico, FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, and increase profits. We strongly believe in the power of in-person events to discover, educate, and motivate the metal fabrication industry.

FABTECH Mexico 2022 Video

West Springfield, MA, May 16-18, 2023
Advanced manufacturing technology intersects with longstanding tradition at EASTEC 2023. EASTEC celebrates the historical importance of Northeast manufacturing while showcasing its future in leading-edge industries such as aerospace, medical devices, automotive, industrial equipment and defense

Chicago, IL, September 11-14, 2023
North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. 
FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, discover innovative solutions, and find the tools to improve productivity and increase profits. There is no better opportunity to network, share knowledge and explore the latest technology, all here in one place.


Greenville, SC, October 24-26, 2023
SOUTHTEC draws manufacturing suppliers, distributors and equipment builders from across North America and around the world. With hundreds of exhibiting companies, attendees can find all the latest technologies and services – plus the experts who build them – ready to demonstrate solutions that can help them grow their business. 


Long Beach, CA, November 7-9, 2023
WESTEC, the leading California manufacturing trade show, has been providing solutions to manufacturing challenges for 58 years. Attendees come from a variety of industries including aerospace, medical, industrial machinery, automotive, fabricated metal, and more.

Toronto, ON, June 11-13, 2024
Improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions for all your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs at FABTECH Canada. Not only can you watch demonstrations on the exhibit floor and compare products side by side, but you can also connect with experts in your field at conference programs and special events such as leadership exchange panels, keynote presentations and networking receptions.


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