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Apple has introduced the iPhone XR in a mix of six new anodized colors.

The new phone has a stunning all-screen design that pushes the display to its edges, and the front glass is wrapped in an anodized band made from 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminum. A glass back design enables wireless charging. 

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Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Triumph Processing in Lynwood, California, from the Triumph Group. Valence owner Trive Capital says Triumph Processing complements Valence’s extensive service offering by expanding its capabilities to provide surface finishing on parts as long as 110 feet and as wide/deep as 14 feet.

Tracy Glende, Valence CEO, says the acquisition continues Valence’s strategic focus on providing supply solutions by offering full-service product and metal finishing capabilities to the global aerospace and defense markets.

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Planning for NASF SUR/FIN 2019 in Chicago is now underway. The event will be held June 3-5, in the Rosemont area. Booth registration began September 24.

There are several changes in store for the 2019 event, the first of which is that events manager Cheryl Clark has left the National Association for Surface Finishing to pursue a new career opportunity, and the NASF is expanding its current partnership with Gardner Business Media and Products Finishing to ensure that SUR/FIN continues to be recognized worldwide as the leading surface technology exhibition and conference in North America.

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Lina De La Cruz of Control Electropolishing in Brooklyn, New York, has been elected president of the Masters’ Association of Metal Finishing, the New York and New Jersey chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing.

Other MAMF officers include Vice President Robert Chabot of Epic Industrial, Treasurer J.R. Candiloro of Epner Technology and NASF delegate Paul Brancato of Epner Technology. The directors are Tony Alcaro of Alcaro and Alcaro; Marc Aleksinas of Metal Chem; Jeff Lawrence of Elkem; Wasyl Bojczuk of New Brunswick Plating; Ed Miller and George Miller of Miller and Son Plating; and Joe Tilton and Joey Tilton of Tilton Rack and Basket. Associate directors are Jason Potts of Coventya and Jim Corbett of Liberty Insurance.

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Bales Metal Surface Solutions in Downers Grove, Illinois, is celebrating its 40th year as a provider of coating and polishing applications. Since its inception as a family-owned, single-service shop in 1978, Bales has grown to be a resource for manufacturers seeking a multitude of options to protect the life of industrial molds, dies, tooling and components.

“We’re extremely proud to have set the bar higher for industrial coating and finishing solutions during the past 40 years,” says Stacey Bales, president. “We could not have achieved this milestone without such an incredible team and the support of our loyal customers, and we look forward to what the future holds.”  

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