Submit Abstracts for Fabtech Conference in Chicago

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The deadline is April 7 to submit a topic to speak at the conference, which takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Here is a suggested list of presentations to think about.




The Fabtech show in Chicago this year is accepting submission for speakers for the conference portion of the event, which will be November 6-9 at McCormick Place.

Anyone who wants to be considered as a presenter must complete the online abstract submission form HERE. The deadline is April 7.

Topics and sessions Fabtech hopes to fill include:

  • Introduction to Liquid Coating – Basic
  • Introduction to Plating – Basic
  • New System Design Criteria (liquid and powder) – Basic
  • Batch System Design Criteria (liquid and powder) –Basic
  • Powder Coating Color Changing – Intermediate
  • Pretreatment Technologies – Basic
  • Pretreatment Technologies – Advanced
  • Defect Analysis – Basic
  • Hook/Rack Design and Maintenance – Intermediate
  • Safety Considerations (booth designs and PPEs) – Basic
  • Cost Considerations for a Finishing Line – Intermediate
  • Quality Control (testing equipment and processes) – Intermediate
  • Maintaining a Quality Finish (SOP and troubleshooting) – Intermediate
  • Application Automation (gun movers, triggering and robotics) – Advanced
  • New Technologies (liquid and powder coating materials) – Advanced
  • New Technologies (liquid and powder coating equipment) – Advanced
  • Case Histories (liquid, powder and plating)



  • Conveyors and Paint Systems

    Choosing the right conveyor system, coating technology, and ancillary equipment.

  • Pretreatments: The Next Generation

    Emerging technologies can save energy, ease environmental concerns

  • Masking for Surface Finishing

    Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.