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. 

AMAS Webinar Series 2020

Please join for the coming 3-Part Webinar series brought to you thanks to our sponsors, members, volunteers, and the internal staff at AMAS.

This three part series will be released each two weeks thoughout the year and available via both the AMAS.ORG websites. Please see below for a preview of the themes for each of the series

Electrodeposition Bases

Electrodeposition processes and application

Presented by: Miguel Guía,
Sales Manager, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.
June 11, 2020

Chemistry Applied to Electrodeposition.
Process and Application
Applicable types and technologies
Advantages and disadvantages

Switch Mode Technologies for Plating and Anodizing


Presented by: Andrés Rosiles Cadeza,
Business Development Manager, KraftPowercon, Latin America
Date: June 18, 2020

Most important parameters that directly influence the formation and quality of the deposit.
Rectifier types and their characteristics.
Determination of Curl Factor.
Energy saving in your rectifier.

Powder Coating Systems Design

Painting lines configuration

Presented by: Ing. Antonio Gallegos Nuñez,
General Manager of Operations in Mexico,
George Koch Sons, LLC 
Date: June 25, 2020

Design considerations
Powder Paint Line
Surface Treatment System (Washing Machine)
Drying oven
Environmental Room

Paint is an Art

Presented by: Ing. Konrad Mierendorff,
Director Mexico,
BCI Surface Technologies México,
Date: July 16, 2020

Description of the pretreatment process.
Types of pretreatment processes.
Cleaning process.
Conversion systems
DIP (Dry-In-Place) Seals
Control of proceses

Intelligent Reuse of Water

Presented by: Ing. Raúl Martínez Ayala
General Director Mexico,
August 6, 2020

Zero liquid discharge (ZDL) vs Practical Method of re-use / Recycling of Water.
Good reasons to consider recycling water.
Are you a candidate for recycling or reusing water?
Why is the segregation of waste essential?
Typical equipment used.
Suitable typical application.

Courses and Workshops currently offered by AMAS


Due the COVID.19 global pandemic , we have cancelled the physical training program for 2020. The new calendar and agenda will be communicated once we have a clear solution of the next months for this events.

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


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



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 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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