Education Programs

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), SME (formerly known as Society of Manufacturing Engineers), American Welding Society (AWS) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) hosted the educational sessions presented by exhibiting sponsors on technical topics such as: automation, cutting, forming & fabricating, lasers, lean management, software, stamping and welding. The conference sessions were held in the Education Theater on the show floor and registered attendees of FABTECH Mexico were able to attend the sessions at no cost. Presentations were 25 minutes in length and were held throughout all three days of the show. Participants gained technical knowledge, discovered best practices, saw new products and services, and learned from innovative case studies.

2016 Sponsors

The following company sponsors presented educational sessions at the 2016 FABTECH Mexico show:

Complimentary Educational Sessions for the 2016 Show Visitors

3:00 PM – ERP Solutions for Manufacturing 
– Daniel Carranco, Global Shop Solutions

3:30 PM – Advantages of Amada HGATC vs. Standard Bending Machines 
– Efrain Martinez, Amada de México

4:00 PM – Welding at High Speed with Low Sizzle: Synchronized Wire Feeding
– Alejandro Camino, OTC Daihen

4:30 PM – Polyalkylene Glycol Technologies in Industrial Lubricants
– Jared Martinez, Dow

5:00 PM – Solid State Laser Technology
– Alberto Antillon, Metalforte/Trumpf Mexico

5:30 PM – Manufacturing Precision Parts for the Demanding World of Mexican Manufacturing
– Hector Melicoff & Gert DeWaard, WAFIOS

6:00 PM – Welding Filler Materials for Seismic-resistant Structures
– Juan José Lopez Romero, ESAB México

presented by U.S. Commercial Service (in English)


Growth of Mexico’s Imports of Machinery
– Kent Campbell, Trade Specialist, US DoC

Technical Presentations of US Products
– Mario Vidana, Trade Specialist, USCS Mexico

3:00 PM – Improving Welding Skills with Simulation Welders
– Enrique Muciño, OKILA SA de CV

3:30 PM – Preventive Maintenance Systems
– Héctor Aguirre & Ulises Muñoz, Hypertherm Mexico

4:00 PM – The Best Punching Technology for Sheet Metal Processes
– Gerardo Villarreal, Metalforte/Trumpf Mexico

4:30 PM – Plan for Success with Robots
– Andrew Glunt, Wolf Robotics/Lincoln Electric

5:00 PM – Robotmaster: CAD/CAM for Robots
– Miguel Morales, Hypertherm Mexico

5:30 PM – The Manufacturing Cloud: NOW is the Time for Cloud ERP
– David Lara, PLEX Systems

6:00 PM – Fiber Technology in Laser Cutting
– Roberto Escobedo, Amada de México

6:30 PM – Lean Manufacturing with Successful Communications
-David Benitez, Motorola Solutions de Mexico

3:00 PM – Automated Laser Solutions
– Ferdinand Reyes, MC Machinery/Mitsubishi Laser

3:30 PM – Intelligent Controls for Stamping Equipment Management
– Horacio Peña, SEYI Mexico

4:00 PM – Performance Improvements for Mineral Oil´s Formulations of Polyalkyleneglycol Base
– Jared Martinez, Dow

4:30 PM – Increase Your Production with Automation and Combination Machines
Mario Gonzalez, Amada de México

5:00 PM – More Bending Freedom
– Luis Colunga, Trumpf Mexico

2016 Daily Educational Sessions Schedule

Who Should Have Attended

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

  • Admittance to the educational sessions was FREE for show attendees
  • Presentations were 25 minutes in length. Sessions ran every day of the show between 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Presentations were given in Spanish. No translation services were provided.

Contact an Education Representative

Matt Rubin –, AWS

Laser / Cutting, Forming & Fabricating, Lean/Management:
Ila (Lundgren) Lee –, SME

Forming & Fabricating, Management, Tube & Pipe:
Cindy Day –, FMA

Marianne Sichi –, PMA