Toronto Congress Centre | March 22 - 24, 2016

fabtech canada conference program

FABTECH Canada is the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in Canada, offering an array of educational programs to enhance your career or business!

With 20+ 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.


Who Should Attend

From process, design and production engineers to plant managers, job shop owners and corporate management, FABTECH Canada provides a valuable learning experience to benefit every member of your team.

Workshops & Conference Sessions

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), SME, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), American Welding Society (AWS) and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), co-sponsor the sessions on cutting, finishing, forming & fabricating, management, job shop solutions, automation & robotics, stamping, welding and tube & pipe.

2016 Show Dates

Tuesday, March 22:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 24:
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take advantage of early bird prices until March 17!

Welding Sessions and Workshops

FABTECH Canada presents a comprehensive lineup of welding education including workshops, technical sessions, and clinics.

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Innovation and Team Building Strategies ½ Day Workshop

Innovation is a real, timely issue; it’s critical to thriving in today’s ever-changing global business environment. Be challenged in how you think about innovation & teams. Learn more

TWI Lean ½ Day Workshop

Training Within Industry (TWI) is a dynamic program of hands-on learning and practice, teaching essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others.
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Forming & Fabricating
  • F12: Maximizing Your Press Brakes
  • F22: Optimizing Production on Your Punching Machine
  • F32: Bending Optimization Solutions
  • F42: Improving Your Tube Bending Operation


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Lean Management
  • F21:  NEW Lean Principle:  Strategic Planning And Organizational Alignment
  • F31:  NEW Lean Job Shop: Improve Your “Bottom Line” With Better Quoting, Estimating And Scheduling Strategies
  • F41: NEW Lean Principles And Tools For Automating The Factory Shop Floor
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  • C10: Power Coating Basics
  • C20: The Future of Liquid Industrial Finishing
  • C30: Old vs. New: Are You Ready for Pre-treatment Change?
  • C31: Optimizing A Batch Powder Coating Operation
  • C40: The Secrets of Purchasing a Finishing System
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Laser / Cutting
  • F10: Laser System Solutions for Joining Applications
  • F20: Laser Advancements for Fabricators
  • F40: Cutting; Best Practices & Solutions
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  • S30: The Influence of Material Properties on Die Design and Metal Stamping Processes
  • S40: Guidelines for Stamping Aluminum Alloys-Challenges and Practical Solutions
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Additive Manufacturing
  • F13: NEW Additive Manufacturing Overview for Fabricators
  • F23: NEW Additive Applications for Fabricators
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Keynotes & Panel Presentations

FABTECH Canada Opening Keynote

Ret. Major-General David Fraser
COO, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing

Opening Keynote

Featured Panel Presentation

What Additive Manufacturing/3-D Printing Means for the Metal Fabrication Industry

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Education Program Advisors

Additive | 3D for Fabricators Track
Carl Dekker, President, Met‐L‐Flo
Kristen Eisiminger, Marketing Manager, Linear Mold & Engineering
Dean Solberg, VP, Exact Metrology Inc.
Vesna Cota, Additive Manufacturing Design & Development Specialist, Tyco Electronics Canada

Lean Track
Richard Evans, Certified TWI Trainer, High Performance Solutions Inc.

Laser Track
Geoff Shannon, PhD , Manager, Advanced Technology, Amada Miyachi America, Inc
Neil S. Ball, President, Directed Light Inc.
SME ILC (Industrial Laser Committee)

Management Track
FMA and SME Management Councils

Finishing Track
CCAI Education Committee

Stamping Track
PMA Technical Seminar & Conference Task Force

Welding Track
AWS Technical/Educational Committee


Education Program Development Managers


Martica Ventura
Email: Martica Ventura

Finishing, Coating

Kelly LeCount
Email: Kelly LeCount


Marianne Sichi
Email: Marianne Sichi

Laser/Cutting, Forming & Fabricating, Lean/Management, Additive Manufacturing for Fabricators

Ila (Lundgren) Lee
Email: Ila (Lundgren) Lee

Forming & Fabricating, Management, Tube & Pipe

Ashly Lantz
Email: Ashly Lantz
888-394-4362 Ext. 204

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