We are excited to share our experiences and successes from the FABTECH 2023 show, which proved to be another major positive signal for us and the manufacturing industry. In this post, we’ll highlight the key takeaways from the event, showcasing the strength of attendance, booth traffic, the balance of interest between ironworker and stamping products, and our fruitful partnerships with machine manufacturers. Additionally, we’ll delve into the sustained market stability of annular cutters in mag drills versus coolant drills.

FABTECH 2023, the pinnacle event for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, successfully wrapped up its four-day run at Chicago’s McCormick Place on September 14, achieving significant milestones for attendance, exhibitors, and show floor size. Read a full show recap from FABTECH here.

FABTECH 2023 Has Continued Strong Attendance

FABTECH 2023 kicked off strong as attendance at the event was nothing short of impressive. Industry professionals, manufacturers, and enthusiasts from around the globe gathered to explore the latest trends, innovations, and solutions in the manufacturing sector. The buzz surrounding the event was palpable, setting the stage for a successful show.

Our team heard from attendees, manufacturers, and fabricators that Fabtech was a very successful show from machine sales happening throughout the show to the willingness to buy being present from customers. According to Matt Bendula, Vice President of Operations at American Punch, “We are confident the success at FABTECH this year converts to increasing sales and demand for tooling, machinery, and more across the manufacturing industry.”

Increased Show Floor Traffic at Fabtech 2023

Our booth at FABTECH 2023 witnessed a significant surge in traffic compared to our previous FABTECH appearances. This increase in foot traffic was a testament to our commitment to providing top-notch manufacturing solutions and positive word-of-mouth referrals from our satisfied customers. It’s clear that our dedication to excellence is resonating within the industry.

Balanced Interest in Ironworker and Stamping

One of the standout observations from FABTECH 2023 was the balanced interest we received in both our ironworker and stamping products. Attendees showed equal enthusiasm for both categories, highlighting the versatility and quality of our offerings. This balanced interest reaffirms our position as a trusted provider of diverse manufacturing solutions.

American Punch and Piranha

Fruitful Partnerships with Machine Manufactures

Our strategic partnerships with machine manufacturers such as Trilogy and Piranha continued to bear fruit at FABTECH 2023. These collaborations played a pivotal role in driving traffic to our booth, as their cutting-edge machinery complemented our product range seamlessly. It’s a testament to the power of partnerships in fostering growth and success in the manufacturing industry.

Strong Interest in Annular Cutters

One of the noteworthy trends at FABTECH 2023 was the strong interest in annular cutters for mag drills. This particular product category showcased a stable market demand when compared to coolant drills. Attendees were drawn to the efficiency and precision that annular cutters used in mag drills offer, emphasizing the importance of adapting to evolving industry preferences.

Overall FABTECH 2023 was undeniably a major success for American Punch, characterized by strong attendance, increased booth traffic, balanced interest in ironworker and stamping products, and fruitful partnerships with machine manufacturers. We’re excited to build on this success and continue serving the manufacturing industry with excellence in the years to come. 

As always the FABTECH Expo continues to be one of the leading metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing events of the year. Whether you attended FABTECH Expo or met with our team at the event it would be great to connect to hear how you felt the show went, what you learned, or even how we might be able to partner together to help advance your business in the metal fabrication industry. Contact us Today!