Events & Training for May 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


Society of Vacuum Coaters Technical Conference

28 April 2012 - 01 May 2012

Join the Society of Vacuum Coaters in the heart of the Silicon Valley - the economic center of American high-tech business, academia, innovation and development. The 2012 SVC TechCon explores the latest in vacuum coating and related technologies and their role in high-tech applications. This international conference features a Technical Program with 13 topical sessions, a two-day Technology Exhibit, a comprehensive Education Program with 26 Tutorial Courses, and a variety of networking events - linking innovation with business.

Santa Clara, Calif.


08 May 2012 - 10 May 2012

Mfg4 connects manufacturers from different disciplines and industries. This concept enables the unexpected discovery of solutions, such as a medical device manufacturer learning about advanced materials currently being used in aerospace, or for an aerospace engineer to see how a green energy company is applying advanced turbine technology.

Hartford, Conn.

Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum (PEI)

08 May 2012 - 10 May 2012

Founded in 1930, the Porcelain Enamel Institute remains dedicated to advancing the common interests of porcelain enameling plants and suppliers of porcelain enameling materials and equipment.

Nashville, Tenn.

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

16 May 2012 - 18 May 2012

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

Toledo, Ohio