The Region’s Largest Design & Contract Manufacturing Trade Show
For over 25 years the Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show, featuring over 250 companies, has been the largest design and contract manufacturing show in North America. This show is the most efficient place to meet hundreds of high-quality American suppliers of custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies…get the instant answers you need at this show.
The Schaumburg Show will exclusively feature over 250 American suppliers that can help your business mitigate risk, shorten the supply chain, and get parts manufactured on time.
Greater Chicago Show Information
|May 8 & 9, 2024
|Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 3:30pm
|Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive N.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
|Free Admission & Free Parking
Why Should You Come to the Greater Chicago Show?
Shorten Supply Chain
Discover New Materials
See New Technology
Get Tighter Tolerances
Find Second Sources
3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Castings, Ceramic Parts, Coatings, Design & Engineering Services, Electronic Assembly & Components, Extrusions, Fasteners, Finishing, Forming, Grinding, Laser Cutting, Machining, Metal Fabricating, Plastic Mold & Moldmaking, Plastic Parts, Prototyping, Rubber Parts, Screw Machining, Springs, Stampings, Tooling, Waterjet Cutting, Welding, Wire & Cable Harness, Wire Forming & Fabricating ...and so much more!
Show Location: Schaumburg Convention Center
The modern elegance of the Schaumburg Convention Center provides the perfect location for you to work hard and still enjoy a day out of the office. Located in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg just 12 miles from O’ Hare Airport, the center features easy access to I-90 and I-290/53, and offers free onsite parking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who exhibits at a D2P show?
The exhibitors are regional and national contract manufacturers and job shops who offer manufacturing and service capabilities in more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber, and electronics industries.
Who attends a D2P show?
The attendees are manufacturing engineers, design engineers, manufacturing management, and purchasing personnel involved in outsourcing decisions for parts & services. The attendees come from small to large companies and are looking for manufacturing services.
Is there a cost to attend?
No, registration and admission is free. For your convenience, it is recommended that you pre-register online in advance of the show.
What is the benefit of registering in advance for free?
Pre-registered attendees will gain quicker entrance into the show with limited wait time. You will also receive access to online planning tools, as well as last-minute show updates and announcements.
Can I bring sample parts, blueprints, and drawings?
Yes, many of our attendees bring actual parts or plans for the exhibitors to quote on. D2P shows are working shows and the exhibitors welcome the opportunity to get down to business.
What if I am interested in exhibiting?
We welcome the opportunity to give you a customized exhibiting quote. Please email or call to discuss booth packages, pricing options, eligibility, and to see what locations are available.
Contact a sales representative today for more details at 800-225-4535, or please click here to contact us by email.
Can students and instructors attend your shows?
Yes we encourage students to visit the show as they are future manufacturing professionals. Because this is an active business engagement, we ask that students and instructors follow some attendance guidelines.
1. Please attend the show after 11:00 am so the floor is less congested, and exhibitors have an opportunity to conduct business.
2. Please email our registration manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting them know the size of your group that plans on attending.
Is “selling” to exhibitors, or passing out company literature allowed on the show floor?
We have a strict “no solicitation policy” at all our shows. This includes:
1. Direct conversation with exhibitors or attendees soliciting them for business.
2. Passing out of company literature or promotions of any kind.
Any attendee reported to the show office for soliciting will be asked to leave. Sales professionals looking for outsourcing partners or evaluating the show as a future exhibitor are more than welcome to attend the show.
"I came looking for machining companies with technology to support services we are unable to do internally. The show was great. It was my first time coming and went beyond my expectations. Very Valuable! I received so much information."
"We were looking for metal castings and found plenty of great companies to potentially work with, however, the best part was talking with people we'd never expect to and coming up with some great ideas and collaborations."
"We are in between projects and are looking to expand our supplier base for the next project. The show was a great way to interface with new, diverse suppliers and it fully met my expectations."