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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Luster-On Conversion Coatings Protect Aluminum

Luster-On Aluminescent is manufactured in powder form to provide economical and easy-to-use product.

UPA Technology's XRF2020 X-ray Reduces Tube Use

Unit only energizes the X-Ray tube during measurements to increase tube life.

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.


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  


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%.


Dynapower Products Help Power Surface Finishing Lines

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


Uyemura's Galvanic Rhodium Alloy Improves Durability

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


Haviland Chemistries Keep Plating Operations Inline

Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.


Pavco Grows Portfolio of Metal Finishing Technologies

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


Metalor's Metal Plating Processes Meet Stringent Requirements

Procesesses designed for a variety of applications.

Process Technology Expands XC Heat Exchanger Capability

Process Technology’s new XC High-Flow Inline Heat Exchanger designed for precise and stable heat transfer while reducing fluid pressure drop.


Plating International Offers Single-Component EN

Company manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and equipment to the metal finishing industry. 

Parker Boiler Alarm Alerts Off-Site Boiler Operators and Owners

When an alarm condition is detected, the PV-A will text up to 3 phone numbers to indicate there is a problem.

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Bright Dyes Creates Dyes for Anodizing, Metal Finishing

Company creates and manufactures dyes, sealants and additives for the anodizing and metal finishing industries.


Atotech's Hybrid Approach Combines Organic and Plating Finishes

Atotech has more than 100 hybrid systems for applications such as painting over chrome for decorative trim and painting over zinc alloy plating for brake calipers.


Caplugs' CSPP-SH Series Plugs Withstand Anodizing and Ecoating

These plugs provide a tight fit for the clear hole below the angled area, promoting secure protection from foreign debris.


Coventya's Plating Process Alternatives are PFAS-Free

PFAS-free technologies, such as Tristar trivalent decorative sulfate and chloride-based chrome processes, meet OEM automotive trim requirements.


Aldonex Manufactures Industrial Power Supplies

Products include rectifiers, data loggers, and amp hour totalizers and controllers.


Lanco Supplies and Buys Used Metal Finishing Equipment

Lanco buys, sells and trades used and refurbished filter presses, rectifiers, plating lines, spin dryers, sludge dryers, clarifiers and more.

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