Upcoming Conferences

NE Surface Finishing Regional 2014 / November 7, 2014

The NAMF-NE Regional will be held on November 7 in Cape Cod in Hyannis, Mass. at the Doubletree Hilton. For more information, please contact nesurfinregional@aol.com

NASF Mid-West Seminar 2014 / June 26-28, 2014

We invite you to join colleagues in the finishing industry for three days of educational sessions, informative tabletop display's and industry networking in the idyllic setting of the beautiful Boyne Highlands Resort. Here is a perfect opportunity to get away for a remarkable learning experience at a great value.

O&S International Trade Fair For Surface Treatments And Coatings / June 24-26, 2014

SUR/FIN 2014 / June 9-11, 2014

SUR/FIN will once again cover industry's most timely and critical issues for R&D, project systems, engineering, quality, and regulatory affairs from professionals within the surface finishing industry. Attendees can expect to come with their most pressing questions and leave with the information they need to improve their products, processes, and business.

Surface Treatment EURASIA / June 5-8, 2014

NAMF-New England Chapter 2014 Suppliers Night / April 24, 2014

The NAMF New England chapter will hold its annual Suppliers Night meeting on April 24 in Marlborough, Mass. at the Courtyard Marriott.

ECOAT14 / April 22-24, 2014

Past Conferences

Paint Expo - Germany / April 8-11, 2014

With over 450 companies, the 5th PaintExpo in Karlsruhe from 8 to 11 April 2014 will have more participating exhibitors than ever before. Exhibitors from 23 countries will present solutions for more efficient liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating on more than 133,000 square feet of net exhibition floor space. Offerings which cover a broad variety of industries and materials encompass the entire process sequence from pre-treatment, right on up to quality control and packaging.

The Ins and Outs of IR: Efficient Curing with Infrared / March 25, 2014

This webinar will provide an in-depth look at infrared technologies including what it is, how it’s produced and its characteristics. It will also review all equipment sources of infrared followed by a discussion of a wide variety of IR applications for industrial finishing which showcase the many ways in which IR can be utilized to provide efficient curing in today's industrial environment. Presenters: Tim O’Neal Global Infrared Burner Product Manager at Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC Tim O’Neal is the Global Infrared Burner Product Manager at Selas Heat Technology Company, Tim has been involved in the combustion industry for over 24 years and has a vast knowledge of infrared applications and system designs. Wayne Pettyjohn Senior Engineer at Georgia Power Wayne Pettyjohn has been in the electric utility industry for 34 years with the last 26 years managing industrial accounts, providing assistance with manufacturing processes and energy efficiency. John Podach Application Sales Manager at Fostoria Process Equipment, a division of TPI Corp. Since 1976, John Podach has built ovens and control panels, provided field service, served as the Process Equipment Lab Manager. John also currently serves on the Industrial Heating Equipment Association Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Infrared Equipment Division. Gary Jacobsen System Sales Manager for Finishing Brands America Gary Jacobsen, System Sales Manager for Finishing Brands America, manufacturer of the Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg and BGK brands. Gary has 19 years of experience in the industrial and automotive finishing market. During this time he has been involved in the design, testing, estimation and validation of liquid electrostatic application automatic and manual systems installed in North America, South America, Europe and South Africa. His primary area of expertise is in the development of applications and processes related to finishing. Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/961031849

The Waterborne Symposium / February 24-28, 2014

This symposium has been a long-standing fixture in the international conference landscape and is always one of the most highly regarded events in the USA. It will be celebrating a monumental milestone in 2013: The 40th Anniversary of the Waterborne Symposium.

Mid-Winter Surface Finishing Conference / January 22-24, 2014

The fourth annual Mid-Winter Surface Finishing Conference and Exposition sponsored by the NASF Florida Finishers Corp. will be January 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.

Surface Technology INDIA / December 17-20, 2013

New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference / November 8, 2013

We invite you to join us on Nov 8th at 8AM for a full day of technical presentations, a table top trade show, networking and fun as we bring together the largest group of Surface Finishing professionals in New England.

Parts2Clean International Trade Fair / October 22-24, 2013

What parameters influence component cleanliness during cleaning? What procedures and systems enable secure and affordable residue analysis? How can bath quality be efficiently and reliably monitored? Can cleanliness monitoring be automated?

NASF Palmetto Branch Presents: 5th Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference / October 2-4, 2013

Surface Technology RUSSIA / September 24-27, 2013

Aerospace Defense Supply Chain Conference / September 24, 2013

The Aerospace and Defense industry requires that all parts used in the products they manufacture and use be highly reliable under extreme conditions and over long periods of time. To do this, the supply chain for this industry adheres to very specific process requirements. Many of the processes employed have traditionally relied on the use of toxic heavy metals, including hexavalent chromium and cadmium, to meet the stringent industry specifications. Both hexavalent chromium and cadmium have been designated as highly hazardous substances in Massachusetts because of their known high toxicity to humans and the environment.This conference is for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers, and will deliver useful information about challenges facing the industry and solutions that are emerging. Our keynote speaker, Paul Yaroschak, Deputy for Chemical and Material Risk Management at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will discuss initiatives at the DoD to promote and adopt sustainable chemicals and materials for defense application. Join us on September 24, 2013, from 8:30 to 5:00, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA. A sponsored networking reception will occur immediately following the conference. Cost for the day is $200 for professionals employed at companies that file under TURA and $250 for all others. Certified TUR Planners can receive 6 credits, which may be submitted to DEP for recertification. You may attend either the morning or afternoon session alone, including lunch, for $125 (3 credits for TUR Planners).

UV Tech Days / September 16-17, 2013

Attend a 2-day seminar targeted to industrial applications of UV technology. This event combines an informative classroom setting with hands-on UV demonstrations and the opportunity to socialize with leaders in the UV coating industry. All for only $95

MFASC Southern California Supplier Showcase & MFANC Vendor Showcase / September 10-12, 2013

The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California (MFASC) and the Metal Finishing Association of Northern California (MFANC) are pleased to announce the California Showcase Week 2013, holding both the MFASC Supplier Showcase and the MFANC Vendor Showcase in the same week, on September 10 and September 12, respectively.

CCAI Annual Meeting / June 19-21, 2013

CCAI 2013 Annual Meeting, June 19 - 21 in Mt. Hood, OR.

SUR/FIN 2013 from the NASF / June 10-12, 2013

With a record pace of exhibit space sales, NASF’s SUR/FIN 2013 Manufacturing/Technology Tradeshow & Conference continues to outpace last year’s exhibit space reservations. The event will be held from June 10-12, 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

NASF Mid-Winter Surface Finishing Conference & Exposition / January 23-25, 2013

Sponsored by the NASF's Midwest Florida Branch, Orlando Branch South and Florida Branch, the NASF Mid-Winter Surface Finishing Conference & Exposition is three days of educational seminars and information for anyone in the finishing industry

CCAI's FABTECH 2012 / November 12-14, 2012

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, November 12-14, 2012. FABTECH gives you all the tools you need to improve productivity, increase profits and find new ways to survive in today’s competitive business environment, making it the one trade show to meet all your needs.

NASF SUR/FIN / June 11-14, 2012

Now in its 94th year, SUR/FIN has been the trusted resource for what’s next in surface finishing. Regardless of your particular objectives, SUR/FIN offers everything you need to build a more prosperous, efficient business and robust future.

ECOAT2012 Electrocoat Conference / April 10-12, 2012

parts2clean / October 25-27, 2011

International Leading Trade Fair for Cleaning in Production and Maintenance Processes

3rd Annual NASF Palmetto Technical Conference / October 5-7, 2011

Theme: Winning In An Ever-Changing World Economy. October 5-7 in Myrtle Beach, SC

NESHAP Subpart HHHHHH “6H” Half-Day Training Program / September 6, 2011

Occupational Health & Safety Virtual Event / August 31, 2011

Intro to Coatings Composition and Specifications / July 18-20, 2011

Powder Coating Forum / June 7-8, 2011

Powder Coating Forum is a 2-day workshop and symposium that provides the basics of powder coating formulation, emerging technologies & trends and networking with leading industry providers to discuss best practices. On day one attendees receive hands-on learning experience at a live demonstration of the powder coating manufacturing process at a local research lab. Day two consists of a symposium led by industry experts illuminating the latest powder coating materials and processing technology.www.powdercoatingsforum.com

Cleveland Coatings Society Symposium / May 24-25, 2011


SF Expo China 2011 / May 11-13, 2011

This biennial industry event is jointly organized by China Surface Engineering Association Electroplating Branch, Powder Coating Institute (USA), Guangdong Electroplating Association and Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.. Many technical forums and seminars on surface finishing will also be held concurrently.

Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum / May 10-12, 2011


Introduction to Paint Formulation / May 9-13, 2011

This course is intended to give the person a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work. http://coatings.mst.edu/

Troubleshooting Coatings Defects Symposium / April 14, 2011


NASF Washington Forum / April 12-14, 2011

Attendees called last year's Washington Forum "one of the best yet!" With nearly 100 participants and over 20 expert speakers, the program focused on strategic issues and immediate priorities for finishing operations and companies in the finishing supply chain.

Basic Composition of Coatings / March 28-1, 2011

The Basic Composition course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession. It targets the components of coatings (resin, pigments, extenders, solvents and additives), testing and specifications, general formulation and manufacturing methods. Basic Composition is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations. http://coatings.mst.edu/

Spray Finishing Technology Workshops / March 9-11, 2011

Learn about a broad spectrum of spray finishing equipment and techniques applicable to many levels of experience! https://www.owens.edu/workforce_cs/spray2011-brochure.pdf

NASF Management Conference / February 27-2, 2011

NASF is pleased to announce that Larry Oxenham, author, senior advisor and one of America's top asset protection experts will be a featured speaker at NASF's Management Conference.

Polyurethanes for high performance coatings VI / December 7-8, 2010

This conference gathers PUR coating developers and users to learn about and scrutinize the latest technical developments in the field.

Introduction to Anodizing Workshop / December 7-8, 2010

The Introduction to Anodizing Workshop is designed to increase the knowledge and ability of anyone involved in operating an anodizing line.

The Chemistry, Physics and Mechanics of Adhesion Science / December 6-8, 2010

MST Conferences will present a three-day course, Dec. 6-8, 2010, in Orlando, Fla., that will provide an overview of the chemistry, physics and mechanics of adhesion in regard to understanding fundamental adhesion mechanisms. This course will be taught by Dr. Kash L. Mittal and Dr. Robert H. Lacombe. Dr. Mittal is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. Dr. Lacombe is a scientist and engineer in the microelectronics industry and has taught a short course on adhesion measurement methods for the past eleven years. His published handbook and reference volume on this topic will be made available to all students who attend the course. For more information, visit mstconf.com/AdhesionCourse.htm or call 845-897-1654.

Spray Finishing Technology Workshop / November 10-12, 2010

Learn about a broad spectrum of spray finishing equipment and techniques applicable to many levels of experience. https://www.owens.edu/workforce_cs/spray2010.pdf

Eurocoat 2010 / November 9-11, 2010

Eurocoat is the leading Trade Show in Southern Europe and North Africa for know-how and innovation in the Coating Industry.

European Coatings Conference: Smart Coatings VI / November 9-10, 2010

Smart coatings are often referred to as structured coatings which provide additional benefits by giving an appropriate response to outside conditions. Much talked about are self-healing, antifingerprint and anti-ice coatings, to name only a few. Apparently the attention for these materials is still on the rise – not only in academic circles but also in the industry. Attendees will get an overview of current developments for smart coatings.

EN Conference / November 8-9, 2010

The Electroless Nickel conference was started in 1979 to help finishers discover EN, a powerful tool that offers abrasion resistance, corrosion protection, low surface friction and complete coverage of intricate cavities. Since it's inception, the EN conference has been dedicated exclusively to demonstrating how this technology can be utilized by veterans and newcomers alike.

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