Education

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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Top 5 Reasons to Attend FABTECH 2019 Education Programs

 

1

Learn how your team can gain the skills and strategies needed to master the digital technology revolution

2

Learn how lean and continuous improvement tools can maximize efficiency and reduce waste

3

Learn new strategies to overcome the skills gap and recruit a new generation of workers

4

Learn new growth strategies and innovation tips to stay ahead of the market trends and challenges

5

Meet and exchange ideas and strategies with peers in your industry

FABTECH 2019 Complete Education Speakers List

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

175+

Education Sessions

110+

NEW Sessions

13+

Technology Tracks

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

Lean Track

Anthony Manos

Catalyst

Profero, Inc

 

Laser Track

Geoff Shannon, PhD

Director of Marketing, Materials Processing

Coherent Inc.

Neil S. Ball

President

Directed Light Inc.

Additive Track

Carl Dekker

President

Met-L-Flo, Inc.

Cutting Track

Jim Colt

Applications Technology Manager

Hypertherm

Automation Track

Bob Rochelle

Territory Sales Manager — South East

Güdel Inc.

Management Track

FMA and SME Management Councils

Workforce Development Track

John Hindman

Manager, Learning Services

Tooling U-SME

Finishing Track

CCAI Education Committee

Stamping Track

PMA Technical Seminar & Conference Task Force

Education Program Managers

Welding

CaLae Browne, AWS

800-443-9353 x213

Forming & Fabricating, Including Press Brake, Punch Press, Roll Forming and Coil Processing, Management, and Tube & Pipe

Audrey Long, FMA

888-394-4362 x206

Laser, Cutting, Forming & Fabricating, Lean Principles and Tools, Management, Additive Manufacturing, Automation, Smart Manufacturing and Workforce Development

Ila (Lundgren) Lee, SME

800-733-4763

Stamping

Marianne Sichi, PMA

216-901-8800

Finishing, Coating

Kelly LeCount, CCAI

859-356-1030