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Anoplate Corp., based in Syracuse, New York, recently celebrated a milestone when it processed the 1 millionth job order in company history. All 220-plus employees were treated to lunch prepared by the leadership team, led by company President Jim Stevenson. Each employee was also presented with a commemorative short in honor of the accomplishment.

Anoplate was founded in 1960 by Milt Stevenson Sr. and operates from a 104,000-square-foot facility, offering metal finishing services including plating of copper, nickel, chromium, zinc, silver, gold, cadmium and tin, as well as various types of anodizing of light metals, conversion coatings such as passivating and phosphating, dry film lubrication, small-lot painting, and vacuum impregnation.

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Alpha Metal Finishing has installed a stainless steel passivation line that enables it to provide chemical passivation of customers’ parts in conformance with ASTM A967 and ASTM A380. ​​​​

Passivation is a non-electrolytic process designed to maximize the natural corrosion resistance of stainless steel. It can remove surface contamination such as free-iron or dirt particles from cutting tools that can form rust or act as initiation sites for corrosion. Alpha uses nitric acid to remove the particles from the surface, and this forms an inert, protective oxide layer, the company says.

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The Florida Finishers Corp. will once again host its annual FFC Mid-Winter Conference and Exposition (MWCE), on January 24-25, 2019, in Clearwater, Florida.

“This conference highlights several technical sessions, as well as exhibits from metal finishing industry experts and suppliers, and provides an outstanding opportunity for networking and keeping up on the latest technologies,” says Concurrent Technologies’ Robert Mason, CEF.

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Posted by: Brad Durkin 5. November 2018

NASF SUR/FIN 2019 Committee Accepting Presentation Proposals

The National Association for Surface Finishing’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)  is responsible for developing the technical  program for SUR/FIN, which will next take place June 3-5, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

The 2019 program was formally launched in mid-October with a new abstract submission portal. (Proposals for presentations are being accepted through December 19 at One nice feature of this new system is improved automated acknowledgement that an abstract has been received, which should avoid any potential for lost abstracts or missing author details. 

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