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The National Association for Surface Finishing’s (NASF) annual technical conference and trade show, SUR/FIN, is returning to the Atlanta area in 2020.

American Plating and Power’s Steve Smith, chairman of the SUR/FIN organizing committee, says the event will be June 15-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Thank you for completing the 2020 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey. We very much appreciate the time and effort your shop took to complete the process. The next step is that our team from Gardner Intelligence will work to gather the data you’ve contributed and mesh it with hundreds of other responses from shops around North America to compile an extensive profile of the best operational efficiencies among finishing operations. If you have completed a substantial portion of the survey, you will receive:

Some of you also may qualify as a Products Finishing Top Shop, and if so you will be notified promptly of your shop’s certification and receive:

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The U.S. Air Force has qualified PPG’s Aerocron aerospace electrocoat primer to provide corrosion resistance and enhanced topcoat adhesion for aircraft parts. The Air Force will initially coat test parts on a PPG ecoat system that it installed at its Advanced Technology and Training Center in Georgia near Warner Robins.

The Air Force has issued Airworthiness Circular AC-19-02 to announce the primer’s qualification for coating parts used on the outer surface of aircraft. The PPG ecoat primer will be added to Air Force Technical Order 1-1-8 – Application and Removal of Organic Coatings, Aerospace and Non-Aerospace Equipment – which will provide more detailed guidance when it is published.

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Registration is open for those wishing to attend Powder Coating Week 2020, which will be held Feb, 17-20 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

The event is comprised of three separate programs, offering training, keynote presentations, technical sessions, tabletop exhibits, roundtable discussions, expert panels and social activities for everyone in the powder coating industry. 

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FANUC America Opens New North Campus Robotics and Automation Facility

 

FANUC America, a supplier of robotics and other machinery, held a grand opening celebration at its new 461,000-square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on Oct. 22. 

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