Workshops

“The seminar was fantastic. I can’t tell you how beneficial it is to have a classroom and lab session. It was a great trip… probably one of the best seminars I’ve attended!”​
~ Micheal Bagwell

Bel Air, in its fourth decade of serving the mass finishing industry, will provide you and your staff valuable information on process technologies such as cellular and small parts deburring, burnishing and tumble polishing. As an added feature, a segment will be devoted to wastewater processing, recycling and batch processing.

Participants are encouraged to send along samples of their one (1) toughest mass finishing item that may be giving them trouble. Bel Air will finish these samples and explain the equipment & process used to achieve the results.

Tool Honing Seminar – Edge Preparation & PVD Coating Polishing

Location: Bel Air Finishing, Rhode Island

Date #1: 5.22.2024
Date #2: 10.16.2024

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Bel Air Finishing is pleased to offer a hands-on workshop on tool honing. This workshop will cover the basics of tool honing, including:

  • What is tool honing?
  • Why is tool honing important?
  • How does tool honing work?
  • What are the benefits of tool honing?
  • How to choose the right tool honing machine
  • How to use a tool honing machine
  • How to troubleshoot tool honing problems

Cost: 

  • Online Training Session: $400
  • Existing Customers:  $750 for one attendee & $500 per additional attendee
  • New Customers:  $1,250 for one attendee & $1,000 per additional attendee

Individuals attending this seminar will return home equipped to save time and money in the mass finishing process. Steve Alviti, president of Bel Air, has spoken to relatively large groups in the past as he participated in seminars here in America and overseas.

The event will be held at our  Technology Center 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM or online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Mass Finishing & Post-Processing Training Workshops

Location: Bel Air Finishing, Rhode Island

Date #1: 5.23.2024
Date #2: 10.17.2024

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Bel Air announces the opportunity for you to learn everything from A to Z about mass finishing techniques and equipment. This all-day event is designed to train you how to achieve maximum utilization from your current finishing equipment, as well as the benefits and capabilities of other types of finishing equipment. You will also learn the latest process technologies.
The morning session will feature an in-depth training presentation where machinery, supplies, and the mass finishing process will be discussed. The afternoon workshop will take attendees into Bel Air’s lab where participants will be trained to recognize and understand how mass finishing strategies can be incorporated into production. This will also feature a hands on training session where participants will be walked through each step of the mass finishing process using different materials and machines. Attendees will leave the event prepared to incorporate new and efficient mass finishing techniques into their workflow.

Cost: 

  • Online Training Session: $400
  • Existing Customers:  $750 for one attendee & $500 per additional attendee
  • New Customers:  $1,250 for one attendee & $1,000 per additional attendee

Individuals attending this seminar will return home equipped to save time and money in the mass finishing process. Steve Alviti, president of Bel Air, has spoken to relatively large groups in the past as he participated in seminars here in America and overseas.

The event will be held at our  Technology Center 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM or online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Mass Finishing Seminar
& Workshop

Location: MSU, Denver

Date #1: TBD
Date #2: TBD

MSU seminar

Bel Air announces and MSU partner together in this seminar/workshop that is filled with valuable information about what media and compounds to use when, when to resort burnishing, specifics on cellular & JIT deburring integration, parts cleaning and drying waste water treatments.
It is an event designed to show and tell you how to achieve maximum utilization from current equipment, while introducing you to the benefits and capabilities of other types of finishing equipment. The latest process technology is covered so that you’ll learn everything from A to Z about Mass Finishing. there will be a segment that we brush upon post processing of 3D printed parts.

COST:

  • $500 for one attendee & $250 per additional attendee
  • $300 for current customers
  • Students attend for FREE

Mass Finishing & Post-Processing Training Workshop

Location: Army Rock Island Arsenal Center of Excellence

Date: 5.15-5.16, 2024.

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In co-ordination with Phillips to teach the various technologies of post-processing, which is mostly overlooked in the Additive Manufacturing process.

The training facility will make all the printing efforts, more efficient along with more effective products by bringing the level of printed surfaces to meet or exceed traditional subtractive surfaces.

The cell includes automated build removal, surfacing grinding, cleaning and its own closed loop water feed system.

COST:

  • Free

What to Expect

Morning Session

  • Classroom Presentation

Afternoon Session

  • Hands on lab workshop in our process technology center – Only Available in person.

Equipment Covered

  • Tumblers
  • Centrifugal Disc & Barrel Finishers
  • Drag Finishers
  • Magnetic Pins Finishers
  • Roll Burnishers
  • Vibratory Equipment
  • Automatic Separation Equipment
  • Autohone
  • Wet Blasting
  • Cleaning & Dyeing
  • Zygo Surface Metrology
  • And much more

Mass Finishing Topics
Every phase of mass finishing will be covered including topics such as

  • Proper media selection
  • Compounds
  • Burnishing
  • Cellular Deburring & JIT Deburring Integration
  • Parts Cleaning & Drying
  • Tool Honing and Non-Contact Metrology Equipment
  • Wastewater processing
  • Recycling and batch processing
  • 3D Post Processing from surface smoothing to cleaning & dyeing

LUNCH & LEARN AT YOUR OWN SHOP!

Bel Air Finishing Founder teaching mass finishing

Looking for a way to boost your team’s productivity and creativity? Look no further than our lunch and learn seminars!

Our seminars are held at YOUR facility to ensure your team is in a place to relax, learn, and network in a familiar environment. We offer free lunch and refreshments, so you can focus on learning.

We also offer a variety of customization options, so you can tailor the seminar to your team’s specific needs. Contact us today to learn more!

We Can Come To You, With Our In-House Vibratory / Mass Finishing Vibratory Workshops

Bel Air can hold a workshop at your facility that is specifically tailored to your requirements. A detailed plan can be developed based on your needs, equipment, parts and specific problems and challenges you are having with your processing. If your staff just needs to know the basics, a one day program can consist of all the subjects contained above at a nominal cost.
While there, Bel Air staff can evaluate your current equipment and parts processing, including cleaning and drying and can make recommendations on the proper equipment and supplies required to get the job done in the most cost-effective and time sensitive way possible.

“A fantastic hands on look at mass finishing. Very informative and tailored to your specific finishing needs.”
~ Shawn Szczesuil