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NASF Releases Public Policy Update for June 2021

The National Association for Surface Finishing has released its monthly Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of June.

CARB Issues Revised Deadlines for Hexavalent Chromium Transition

NASF offers an update on the latest developments with the California Air Resources Board proposed rules for hex chrome phase-out.

NASF Submits Comments to Minimize Small Business Impact of EPA Rule for the Use of N-Propyl Bromide

NASF has requested that EPA consider allowing five years to implement any restrictions on the use of n-propyl bromide for critical applications.

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Mechanical Properties of Electroformed Metals

In 1996, the AESF held its highly regarded electroforming course, prepared by Ron Parkinson for presentation by The Nickel Development Institute (NiDI) and the AESF.  What follows is a slightly modified excerpt, specifically on the mechanical properties of electroformed metals.  Much of this information has withstood the test of time, and gives a perspective of this technology at the turn-of-the-century.   

NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 4th Quarterly Report

This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the fourth quarter of project work (January-March 2021) at Wayne State University in Detroit on sustainability in the metal finishing industry.  The success of this project depends on data.  The data needed comes from industry and other stakeholders.  The reader is encouraged to complete the survey form discussed in this report.

Registration Opens for SUR/FIN 2021

SUR/FIN 2021 will be held in Detroit, Michigan November 2-4, 2021.

NASF Issues OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Update

NASF has been working closely with a key industry coalition in Washington on the pending OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for workplaces.

NASF Releases Public Policy Update for May 2021

The National Association for Surface Finishing has released its monthly Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of May.

NASF Provides Technical Input to Danish EPA on Nickel Coatings

The NASF has provided information on nickel-free coatings and the use of nickel in coatings for a project for the Danish EPA.

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NASF Online Course: Chromium Plating for Engineering Applications

Registration for this Chromium Plating for Engineering Applications Web Based Course is June 22, 2021.

NASF Regulatory Alert: OSHA Sends Emergency COVID Workplace Standard Moves to Final Review

OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for the nation’s workplaces has been sent to the White House for final review. 

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NASF Releases Public Policy Update for April 2021

NASF has released a Policy Update for April summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from recent days.

Electroplating

NASF Online Course: Electroplating & Surface Finishing

NASF/AESF has announced a two-part web-based Electroplating & Surface Finishing Parts course.

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Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 12th Quarterly Research Report

The aim of this research is to seek a sulfur-free plating solution for electro-codeposition of (Ni,Co)-CrAlY composite coatings.  In this quarter, the coating plated in the sulfur-free, all-chloride plating solution with sodium lauryl sulfate wetting agent showed the best oxidation performance. This coating also demonstrated much better oxidation resistance that the bare CMSX-4 alloy.

Searching for Gold

Over many years, well-regarded AESF/NASF contributor Jack Dini contributed a series of fascinating columns to Plating & Surface Finishing, under the title Fact or Fiction?.  The year 2020 saw a return of Jack’s writings from time to time, and here, he offers more material for 2021. 

NASF Regulatory Alert: OSHA Launches COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

OSHA launched a new National Emphasis Program to protect high-risk workers from COVID-19 hazards. The program prioritizes employers that retaliate against workers who complain about unsafe or unhealthful conditions.

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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.

NASF Releases Public Policy Update for March 2021

NASF has released a Policy Update for March summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from recent days.

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NASF Leads Chromium Symposium for California Air Resources Board

NASF leads chromium surface finishing symposium for California state officials considering new restrictions.

NASF Online Course: Pollution Prevention

NASF/AESF has announced part 2 of its web-based Pollution Prevention course. The course will run throughout April on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Noon – 2 p.m. EST. 

National Surface Finishing Day Message from the NASF

National Association for Surface Finishing president Jeff Brassard offers a message for National Surface Finishing Day 2021.

NASF OSHA Alert: OSHA Proposed Update to Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend and update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard. 

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NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 3rd Quarterly Report

This report covers the third quarter of project work (October-December 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.

NASF Releases Public Policy Update for February 2021

The NASF has released its monthly Public Policy Update identifying a few of the emerging issues at the federal level as well as the association’s actions across key states.

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