Events & Training for March 2012

Our Events & Training section lists surface finishing–related conferences, exhibitions, and training courses worldwide.

If you would like us to include a new event, please e-mail the details to Reginald Tucker, editor, at


2012 IPC APEX Expo

28 February 2012 - 01 March 2012

Join thousands of colleagues from more than 50 countries at our industry's premier event — featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. In 2012, be part of the new focus on printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

San Diego, Calif.

Spray Finishing Training Sponsored by DeVilbiss, Binks & Owens Community College

07 March 2012 - 09 March 2012

Three-day intensive training program encompassing: equipment types and selection; equipment set-up, operation, and maintenance; surface preparation and defect analysis; material selection; and safety and regulatory concerns.

Toledo, Ohio

MFN Shot Peening Workshop

13 March 2012 - 15 March 2012

Workshop focusing on peening, blasting, cleaning and vibratory finishing.

Houston, Texas

2012 Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating Expo

14 March 2012 - 15 March 2012

Learn about improving the efficiency of industrial finishing operations while maximizing investment returns by attending the Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating Expo 2012.

White Bear Lake, Minn.

Missouri S&T Basic Composition of Coatings

26 March 2012 - 30 March 2012

The Basic Composition course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession. It targets the components of coatings (resin, pigments, extenders, solvents and additives), testing and specifications, general formulation and manufacturing methods. Basic Composition is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

Rolla, Mo


27 March 2012 - 29 March 2012

Only WESTEC brings you the very latest technologies – from cutting tools to multi-tasking machine tools, all from top international equipment manufacturers. Learn from fellow attendees how WESTEC can help your company cut costs, enhance quality, or earn a place on an OEM’s preferred supplier list. If these are your company’s goals, WESTEC is where you need to be!

Los Angeles, Calif.