Fabtech in Photos

For four days spanning 825,325 sq. ft. of exhibition space, 40,505 attendees from 80 countries and all 50 states checked…


For four days spanning 825,325 sq. ft. of exhibition space, 40,505 attendees from 80 countries and all 50 states checked out at least 575 new products at the more than 1,500 booths that were set up at Chicago’s McCormick Place between Sept. 11 and Sept. 14. Add 180 sessions and workshops across 15 technology tracks to the mix and there was a lot for the staff at Techgen Media to take in at Fabtech 2023.

According to a recent press release, the Chicago show saw a “26 percent year-over-year gain in attendance compared to the 2022 event in Atlanta and a 40 percent increase compared to the 2021 event in Chicago.” And during the Chicago event, attendees most likely saw a major uptick in their daily steps, considering “the event witnessed a remarkable 26 percent expansion of the show floor compared to the 2022 edition in Atlanta and 38 percent more than the 2021 event in Chicago,” show organizers said.

For the team at Techgen, no matter the showroom square footage or the number of attendees, Fabtech is the annual industry reunion that we all look forward to. But, as reminded from the Fabtech wrap-up press release, the happy reunion this year was a little happier than in previous years.

“Notable companies missing from the show floor in 2021 such as Lincoln Electric, Aida America and MC Machinery Systems/Mitsubishi Laser, among others, were back in Chicago to showcase their latest products and solutions, contributing to the event’s success.” For accounting – and general shout-out – purposes, Techgen would like to add ESAB and LVD to that list of notable companies that we were delighted to see again on the exhibitor list.

While the Techgen team was soaking up the wealth of information and camaraderie Fabtech consistently delivers, we also tried to document our time at the show in photos. We hope you enjoy this small trip down memory lane, and we look forward to creating new memories in Orlando in 2024. See you there!

AMADA America Inc.

BLM Group

Bystronic Inc.

Cincinnati Inc.

LVD North America

MC Machinery Systems Inc.

Trumpf Inc.

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