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Toronto Congress Centre
June 12 - 14, 2018


Don't miss FABTECH Canada 2018 in Toronto at the Toronto Congress Centre June 12 - 14, 2018.  Reserve your space or make plans to attend Canada's Exclusive Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event.  Launched in 2012 with overwhelming success, FABTECH Canada once again returns providing a unique platform for hundreds of suppliers and thousands of customers to come together under one roof and learn about new products and solutions, attend education sessions and network with industry peers. 

If your company provides services that increase performance, efficiency and/or profitability for manufacturers, FABTECH Canada is for you!.  FABTECH Canada allows you excluisve access to thousands of industry professionals and decision makers; a multitude of promotional opportunities for your company, your products and your services; and a unique platform to educate manufacturing professionals about your company face-to-face to grow your sales leads. 

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Come face-to-face with thousands of decision makers with the power to buy. They attend the show to network, learn and source new equipment and technology — making it the ideal venue to showcase your products and services. No other face-to-face marketing medium offers a greater return on your investment. 

Click here to view the FABTECH Canada Floor Plan.  For information on exhibiting, please contact Andy Goyer at or 941-373-1830.

FABTECH Canada Educational Sessions

Check out the CCAI Finishing Educational sessions at FABTECH Canada, which includes a great mix of technical training to complement the exhibits.  

C10: Ultimate Powder Coating
This session will show all the details required to create the optimal powder coating process from start to finish. It will also go into the six (6) root causes of a powder coating failure and how to avoid them. No matter your experience level, the presentations and speakers combined will assure the attendee leaves with all the elements needed to create and maintain the ULTIMATE powder coating operation.

Suresh Patel, Chemetall, part of BASF                                                                      
Ron Cudzilo George Koch Sons, LLC
Steve Houston, Independent                      
Chris Merritt, Gema USA Inc. 

C21: ECoat/System Design Considerations Electrocoating Equipment Considerations
In this session, the speaker will discuss the equipment that is necessary in the electrocoating process, including tanks, circulation system, anolyte/catholyte system, filtration, rectifier, post rinses, curing oven and cooling tunnels. This will include evaluating production rates, cost considerations, foot print availability, and defining the paint process. Information will be presented on the various material handling options available.

Ted Duda, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

Batch System Design Criteria
Attendees will be presented with the criteria to consider when choosing between a batch or powered system.  Throughput, sizing and layout will be covered.  Considerations for custom and standard design will be discussed.  Application and process limitations will be reviewed and identified.  The attendee will be presented a complete picture of evaluating the criteria for a batch system.

Aaron Hughes, GAT Finishing Systems

C31: Blasting/Surface Cleaning Understanding the Benefits of Centrifugal Wheel Blasting
This presentation will cover the basics of centrifugal wheel blasting, including the best applications for successful blasting. It will also cover the corresponding aspects and varying styles of blast equipment and different parts conveying methods. Advantages and disadvantages will be presented, allowing the attendee to gain a full understanding of when blasting can be most effective for metal preparation.

Carl Panzenhagen, Blast Cleaning Technologies

Best Practices for Anodizing
This session discusses common best practices recommended to provide consistent results for meeting common quality standards such as light fastness, corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance in the anodizing industry.  The development of regular maintenance procedures for equipment and standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for personnel are important tools for creating a consistent and high quality anodized coating.

Aaron Waltz, Chemetall, part of BASF

C30: See It, Touch It, Fix It
This unique session will highlight examples of real world causes and solutions to common (and less common) finishing defects. Each key area of the finishing process will be covered, including pretreatment, liquid and powder coating materials, and liquid and powder application equipment. Attendees will learn the best ways to identify the cause of a finishing defect as it relates to the coating process and prevent the defect from returning.  Presenters will have actual samples of a variety of defects and discuss the problem-solving process used to correct and eliminate these finishing defects.

Diego Bertolo, SAMES KREMLIN
Tabitha McLeish, The Sherwin-Williams Co.
David Schimpff, DuBois Chemicals


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FABTECH Co-Sponsors

With SME, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), the American Welding Society (AWS), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International, we bring over 300 combined years serving the advancement and growth of fabricating, welding, metal forming and manufacturing to the only event of its kind in Canada.

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