Incoming NASF president Jeff Brassard discusses his experiences in the surface finishing industry and his goals for the association.
Editor-In-Chief, Products Finishing
NASF is moving its annual SUR/FIN event and Manufacturing & Technology Conference to November 2-4, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.
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.
Unit only energizes the X-Ray tube during measurements to increase tube life.
Walchem’s controllers easily tie into a LAN, DCS or other PLC system, providing remote communications access for monitoring and control.
TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company
Asterion’s line of ultra alkaline and acid zinc-nickel plating systems produce a high nickel alloy of 12–16%.
Dynapower rectifiers, controllers and preventative maintenance programs keep processes running.
Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm.
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is accepting technical paper and presentation abstracts for SUR/FIN 2021 until December 11, 2020.
Managing Editor, Products Finishing
Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.
Pavco to showcase systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and newly released conversion coatings.
Procesesses designed for a variety of applications.
Process Technology’s new XC High-Flow Inline Heat Exchanger designed for precise and stable heat transfer while reducing fluid pressure drop.
Company manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and equipment to the metal finishing industry.
When an alarm condition is detected, the PV-A will text up to 3 phone numbers to indicate there is a problem.
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.
Company creates and manufactures dyes, sealants and additives for the anodizing and metal finishing industries.
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.
These plugs provide a tight fit for the clear hole below the angled area, promoting secure protection from foreign debris.
PFAS-free technologies, such as Tristar trivalent decorative sulfate and chloride-based chrome processes, meet OEM automotive trim requirements.
Products include rectifiers, data loggers, and amp hour totalizers and controllers.
Lanco buys, sells and trades used and refurbished filter presses, rectifiers, plating lines, spin dryers, sludge dryers, clarifiers and more.