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Published: 6/19/2017

Aluminum Anodizing Operation Receives GM Approval
Chicago's Arlington Plating Company's fully automated aluminum anodizing operation has been approved to meet the GMW14665 material specification, anodic oxidation coating on aluminum.

Published: 6/13/2017

Protective Coatings for Fuel Elements Prevent Accidents in Nuclear Reactors
Shells can significantly reduce hydrogenation of containers where nuclear fuel is placed, extend their service life and protect reactors from explosion in case of potential accidents.

Published: 6/9/2017

Rebecca Bennett Receives Bertram A. Stone Award
Bertram A. Stone Award is the top award of Chicago Midwest Chapter of NASF, and is bestowed on an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry locally and/or nationally.

Published: 2/14/2017

Atotech Acquires Pegastech Plating on Plastics Technology
Pegastech has developed a technology for plating on plastics that does not use hexavalent chromium or palladium compounds for the pretreatment of polymers prior to electroplating.

Published: 2/8/2017

Study Shows Gallium Nitride Almost as Durable as Diamonds
Four Lehigh engineers report a previously unknown property for GaN: its wear resistance approaches that of diamonds and promises to open up applications in touch screens, space vehicles and radio-frequency microelectromechanical systems.

Published: 2/6/2017

Reliable Plating Works, Elite Finishing Hold Plating Education Month in February
Customers are given a plant tour of the Elite Finishing facility, followed by discussion on design, cost drivers, materials, processes and a show-and-tell session.

Published: 1/12/2017

NASF Taking Nominations for Industry Awards
At Sur/Fin 2017 in Atlanta, the NASF will again recognize strong leaders who have selflessly dedicated their time and resources to the surface finishing industry with a series of awards.

Published: 1/6/2017

Pioneer Metal Finishing Relocates to New Hope, Minnesota
The New Hope facility will feature advanced technology and disciplined manufacturing processes to keep Pioneer at the forefront of the metal finishing industry.

Published: 1/2/2017

Ken Gatchel, former AESF President, Passes
Gatchel was the AESF national president in 1997-98, the third to be elected from the Grand Rapids Branch since the society's founding in 1909. He served 10 years on the AESF national board of directors.

Published: 12/28/2016

Florida Finishers Mid-Winter Conference Features Lockheed Martin Tour
They will start that day by meeting in one of the conference rooms in B2 to review a facility overview presentation and then we will tour both manufacturing buildings on the property.