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A.M. Metal Finishing Meets The Lockheed Standard
Orlando plating shop one of 70 to make Lockheed Martin’s Preferred Supplier list from 2,000 vendors
Article Published: 5/1/2013
European Commission Issues Roadmap for Targeting Chemicals, Metals
55 substances per year will be risk-assessed, but the mid-term objective is to assess 80 substances by the end of 2014.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
The NASF 1000: Finishing Industry Leaders Support NASF Public Policy Agenda
The NASF recently launched the NASF 1000 initiative to provide sustaining support for the finishing industry’s public policy advocacy and government relations activities.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
NASF 2013 Management Conference Gets High Marks
Economic & Business Update Dr. Ken Mayland, president of ClearView Economics, presented the latest data on business trends and his prognosis for the global economy and the state of manufacturing in North America.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
Senate Bills Would Require High-Risk Facilities to Implement “Inherently Safer Technologies”
Senator Lautenberg introduced two bills seeking to require certain high-risk facilities to implement measures—including so-called inherently safer technologies —to protect them from terrorist attacks.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
Hexavalent Chromium - What Else?
Dr. Patrick Benaben won the 2011 NASF Scientific Achievement Award. Here is an edited version of his presentation at NASF SUR/FIN 2012, along with commentary provided by Dr. James H. Lindsay, Technical Editor for the NASF.
Article: External Published: 3/1/2013
Development of Life Prediction Models for High Strength Steel in a Hydrogen Emitting Environment
Solvent substitution for maintenance and overhaul operations of military systems has been a primary environmental concern for many years. Cadmium replacement in these systems has been targeted for decades. Both of these areas have a common obstacle ...
Article: External Published: 2/13/2013
Nickel Saved is Nickel Earned
Those in the plating industry are continually working on the development of a process to recover valuable nickel from spent electroless nickel solutions. Now there is a two-stage method to do just that.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
Functional Trivalent Chromium Electroplating of Internal Diameters
This paper discusses recent research work on the development of a functional trivalent chromium plating process from a trivalent-based electrolyte to replace hexavalent chromium plating. Hexavalent chromium plating has been used for many years to pr...
Article: External Published: 1/2/2013
More Environmental Cases are Going Criminal
Surface finishers and others operating in industries highly regulated by federal, state and local environmental protection agencies have seen an increase in the number of violations that have escalated from administrative notices of violations and f...
Article Published: 1/1/2013

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