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Published: 7/13/2017

California Plating Chapters Host Supplier Showcase
The MFASC Conference will be in Montebello on Sept. 26, and the MFANC Conference will be in San Jose Sept. 28.

Published: 7/11/2017

Michigan NASF Midwest Seminar Features Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, and Full Conference
One of the country’s most highly decorated Navy SEAL combat veterans, Rob O’Neill, was involved in our nation’s most strategic military campaigns and led the military’s most elite.

Published: 7/1/2017

Study Reveals Finishing Industry Barriers to Phasing Out Cadmium
Sifco conducted the survey, which they say was done to gage the industry knowledge of about speculation that the U.S. aerospace industry will phase out cadmium by 2023.

Published: 6/29/2017

Microfinish Acquires Roc Industries in Belleville, Ill
Micofinish has more than 240,000 square feet of facilities in Saint Louis, and has more than 450 customers throughout the Midwest and around the U.S.

Published: 6/27/2017

Research Shows Chemical Coatings 'Boss' Around Bacteria
Researchers at Princeton University have developed a way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically "communicate" with bacteria, telling them what to do.

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.