Fabrication logo For the first time ever, the Fabtech International & AWS Welding Show is heading to Las Vegas NV. Taking place October 6-8, 2008, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the show is dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology.

Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int'l (FMA) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and supported by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the event is expected to bring in an estimated 20,000 attendees and more than 800 exhibitors.

The 2008 show also will include a METALFORM Pavilion that will display innovations in stamping technology. This pavilion was added as a result of the recently announced new strategic alliance with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA). The first official METALFORM exhibition will take place at the November 2009 show in Chicago.

For more information, visit www.sme.org/fabtech, www.fmafabtech.com, or www.aws.org/show. For customer service, call SME at (800) 733-4763, or (313) 425-3000 (outside the United States and Canada). Or call FMA at (800) 432-2832, or (815) 399-8755 (outside the United States and Canada).