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Reinvigorating the Workforce

Do education and outreach hold the key to solving manufacturing’s workforce problem?
#workforcedevelopment #surfin #education

Electroplating

An Interview with Incoming NASF President Jeff Brassard

Incoming NASF president Jeff Brassard discusses his experiences in the surface finishing industry and his goals for the association.
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NASF Announces New Show Dates for SUR/FIN 2021

NASF is moving its annual SUR/FIN event and Manufacturing & Technology Conference to November 2-4, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
#nasf #surfin

Electroplating

An Introduction to AESF Research Project #R-122: Electrochemical Approaches to Treatment of PFAS in Plating Wastewater

For 2021, NASF-AESF Foundation Research Board has selected a project on addressing the problem of PFAS and related chemicals in plating wastewater streams, studying PFAS destruction via electrooxidation and electrocoagulation.  This report introduces the project and outlines the work to be undertaken.
#surfin #pollutioncontrol #nasf

SUR/FIN 2021 Call for Abstracts

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is accepting technical paper and presentation abstracts for SUR/FIN 2021 until December 11, 2020.
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Electroplating

NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 2nd Quarterly Report

This report covers the second quarter of project work (July-September 2020) on this project at Wayne State University in Detroit. The objective is to help metal finishing plants to conduct a self-managed sustainability assessment and identify technical solutions for sustainability performance improvement.  The reader is invited to contact Dr. Huang in identifying plating shops willing to participate in this program.
#sustainability #nasf #surfin

Electroplating

A Novel Pretreatment Process for Direct Electrodeposition onto Aluminum Alloys

This paper discusses a novel pretreatment process for direct electrodeposition nickel-phosphorus and nickel from commercial electrolytes onto aluminum alloy (T6061) surfaces without the need for zincate or stannate pretreatment processes.  These coating properties are compared to conventional commercially applied electroless (NiP) using conventional pretreatment processes.
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Anodizing

Understanding the Anodic Oxide Finish – The First Commercially Available Nanoscale Coating

Dr. Jude M. Runge is the 2020 recipient of the NASF William Blum Scientific Achievement Award.  The COVID-19 crisis and the cancellation of SUR/FIN 2020 have affected the timing of the formal award and her delivery of the William Blum Lecture.  To honor her properly now, it is timely to publish one of her earlier papers, showing the caliber of her work.  Here, she notes that nanomaterials, nanotechnology and nanoprocessing are the marketing buzzwords for the 21st century, stressing that, after all, conventional anodizing processes yield a nanoscale finish.  Armed with this knowledge, the ease, reliability and reproducibility of the anodic finish enable insights into new applications.
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Electroplating

NASF Announces 2020 Industry Award Winners

Each year, the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) recognizes members who stand out amongst their peers for their contributions to the finishing industry on the local and national levels.
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Electroplating

Hunter Chemical Offers Variety of Finishing Products

Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.
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Anodizing

Luster-On Conversion Coatings Protect Aluminum

Luster-On Aluminescent is manufactured in powder form to provide economical and easy-to-use product.
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UPA Technology's XRF2020 X-ray Reduces Tube Use

Unit only energizes the X-Ray tube during measurements to increase tube life.
#measurement-testing #surfin

Walchem Manufactures Analytical Controllers, Metering Pumps for Chemical Control

Walchem’s controllers easily tie into a LAN, DCS or other PLC system, providing remote communications access for monitoring and control.
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Electroplating

Columbia Chemical's TriCol Process Enhances Metal Distribution

TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company  
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Electroplating

Asterion Ultra Zinc-Nickel Systems Provide Corrosion Resistance

Asterion’s line of ultra alkaline and acid zinc-nickel plating systems produce a high nickel alloy of 12–16%.
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Electroplating

Dynapower Products Help Power Surface Finishing Lines

Dynapower rectifiers, controllers and preventative maintenance programs keep processes running.
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Electroplating

Uyemura's Galvanic Rhodium Alloy Improves Durability

Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm.
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Electroplating

Haviland Chemistries Keep Plating Operations Inline

Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.
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Electroplating

Pavco Grows Portfolio of Metal Finishing Technologies

Pavco to showcase systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and newly released conversion coatings.
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Electroplating

Metalor's Metal Plating Processes Meet Stringent Requirements

Procesesses designed for a variety of applications.
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