Education Beyond the Show Floor
FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, offers an array of educational programs to transform your career or business! With targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to improve productivity and increase profits. Network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.
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Pricing information on all FABTECH Education Programs including multiple session discounts.
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Top 5 Reasons to Attend FABTECH 2019 Education Programs
Learn how your team can gain the skills and strategies needed to master the digital technology revolution
Learn how lean and continuous improvement tools can maximize efficiency and reduce waste
Learn new strategies to overcome the skills gap and recruit a new generation of workers
Learn new growth strategies and innovation tips to stay ahead of the market trends and challenges
Meet and exchange ideas and strategies with peers in your industry
About the FABTECH Education Program
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), SME (formerly known as Society of Manufacturing Engineers), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), American Welding Society (AWS) and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), co-sponsor the sessions on cutting, laser, finishing, forming & fabricating, management, marketing/sales, lean, automation, smart manufacturing, stamping, workforce development, and 3D/additive manufacturing. All sessions are 90 minutes in length, offering practical knowledge you can use right away. Sessions with Tech Tours combine classroom instruction with 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.
FABTECH Education By the Numbers
FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.
When you propose attending FABTECH it is key to focus specifically on what you will bring back to the organization. Visit the Get Approval page to aid in making your case for attending.
2019 FABTECH Education Program Advisors
Geoff Shannon, PhD
Director of Marketing, Materials Processing
Neil S. Ball
Directed Light Inc.
SME ILC (Industrial Laser Committee)
Applications Technology Manager
Territory Sales Manager — South East
FMA and SME Management Councils
Workforce Development Track
Manager, Learning Services
CCAI Education Committee
PMA Technical Seminar & Conference Task Force