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FABTECH Finishing Conference


FABTECH offers an array of conference programs to enhance your career or business! Including targeted technical, operational, economic, and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to advance your career and your business. You’ll network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices, and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.

From process, design and production engineers to line workers, plant managers, job shop owners and corporate management, FABTECH provides a valuable learning experience to benefit every member of your team.  If you are involved in FINISHING, you need to be here!

We are now accepting abstracts for consideration in the 2020 Finishing Conference.  Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give presentations that are engaging and exciting, advancing technologies, idea-focused, new process or process enhancements and on a wide range of technologies, to foster learning.  We appreciate NO sales pitches in the education program.

The Finishing Conference is looking for presentations on the following:

  • Liquid Finishing
  • Powder Coating
  • Batch Coating
  • Electrocoating
  • Plating
  • Pretreatment
  • Curing
  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Spray Booth
  • Blasting
  • Ovens
  • Fundamentals
  • System Design
  • Quality Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Rebuild or Replace
  • System Efficiency
  • New Technologies
  • Case Studies

Although the deadline to submit is April 20, 2020, our advisors will begin reviewing and placing abstracts as the submissions are entered.  So, please do not wait to submit your abstract!

CLICK HERE to submit an abstract for consideration in the FABTECH Finishing Conference.

Please contact Kelly LeCount at or 859-356-1030 with any questions regarding the finishing conference.


The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), co-sponsor the sessions on cutting, finishing, forming & fabricating, management, stamping, and tube & pipe. All sessions are two hours in length, offering practical knowledge you can use right away. Sessions with Tech Tours combine classroom instruction followed by expert-led guided tours on the show floor to see technology operating in designated booths.

The American Welding Society (AWS) presents a comprehensive lineup of welding education. Led by the industry’s top professionals, programs focus on best practices and new commercial developments in welding and thermal spray. Events include conferences, seminars, RWMA Resistance Welding School, professional program, society events, and more.


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