AMAS Education Programs

Technical training is a top priority and the founding mission of AMAS.  Members and Non-members can participate in several Courses, Workshops, and Technical Sessions held throughout Mexico each year.

These programs include training on the basic principles for new arrivals to our industry, as well as advanced, next level training programs designed for experienced industry professions who want to increase their knowledge.  We strive to ensure that each and every one of our training programs contains valuable, practical information.  A selection of our training programs are also held each year in conjunction with our Surface Finishing Mexico annual Conference and Expo. 

Contact AMAS today to find out more about AMAS Education Programs currently available. 

Technical Sessions

Each year, AMAS organizes 6 Technical Sessions that are hosted in key locations around the country. The format of our traveling Technical Sessions includes a full day of specialized training by industry experts on a Surface Finishing Theme selected in advance by the AMAS Education Committee. Each event always includes 6-8 technical presentations, a catered lunch for all participants, and closes with a social hour allowing attendees and presenters quality time for networking and follow-up questions. Over 1000 industry professionals have participated in these training programs since they began in 2015. Admission is free to AMAS Members, and open to anyone in the industry for a small fee. The dates and locations are published in advance, so take a look at this year’s schedule and save the dates.

If you or your company is interested in presenting, or sponsoring these programs please contact us today to find out what is possible. The dates and locations are listed below, so take a look at the 2020 schedule and save the dates.

Courses and Workshops currently offered by AMAS

The main objective of this 1-day workshop to provide a basic foundation of knowledge for the process of Powder Coating.





This intensive advanced theoretical course provides a broad range of in-depth practical knowledge about all aspects of the electroplating process.




This 2-days comprehensive course addresses the more technical knowledge and trouble shooting in the sulphuric anodizing process, including short overview of aluminum alloys and the corrosion of aluminum from the perspective of a worldwide aluminum surface finishing consultant.

The main course objective is to visualize a basic form of a 5 to 8 step problem-solving scenario. This lesson starts by discussing some basic Japanese terms used in Manufacturing, such as but not limited to: Gemba, Genchi Genbtsu, and Kaizen.

Past Locations of AMAS Technical Sessions

2020 Tour Dates and Locations

Location

Silao, GTO
Mexico City, CDMX
Puebla, PUE
Queretaro, QRO
Monterrey, NL
Guadalajara, JAL

Date

2/13/2020
4/23/2020
6/25/2020
8/6/2020
10/8/2020
12/3/2020

Call for Papers

We are calling on leaders in the International surface finishing and space industries to join us and to share their expertise and knowledge and to show the current and future generations of the Mexican Surface Finishing Industry what this new industry segment could be for their business in coming years. 

Topics of Interest to the AMAS Education Committee for the event dates listed above include but are not limited to:

  • Light Materials
  • Optical Coatings
  • Thermal Coatings
  • Other Coatings/ Applications
  • Electroplating
  • Reflectivity

To be considered by the AMAS Education Committee as a potential presenter for the 2020  Technical Sessions, you must submit your abstract to expo@amas.org. If your submission is selected and approved by the committee, you will be notified by AMAS.

Selected presenters that must submit their final presentations to the AMAS Education Committee should include a speaker biography and photo. These details will be published by AMAS in our conference promotional materials, international press releases, and the formal event directory.

All presentations must be purely educational in the subject matter, 30-45 minutes in length, and final submissions must be formatted in the official AMAS presentation.

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NOTICE OF CANCELATION

It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the cancelation of the 2020 Surface Finishing Mexico Conference and Expo and related events that had been scheduled for March 24-26, 2020 in Guadalajara, JAL – due to the unavoidable Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.