NASF to Release Advanced Surface Technology

Said to be the most comprehensive reference to date on surface finishing.

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NASF is proud to announce its association with Drs. Per Møller and Lars Pleth Nielsen of the Technical University of Denmark in the worldwide release of volumes one and two of Advanced Surface Technology.

This industry reference offers what is arguably the most comprehensive reference ever to be published in the field of surface finishing. The two volumes serve as an inclusive and easy to use practical reference for finishers, suppliers and the OEM community. It will also be made available as a comprehensive text for university course work at all levels.

Details and information for NASF members to order the publication will be available at

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