Bales to Hold NSFD Educational Event
As part of National Surface Finishing Day (NSFD) celebrations on March 3, Bales Metal Surface Solutions has announced a webinar on the basics of coating, finishing and polishing, as well as a virtual shop tour.
As part of National Surface Finishing Day (NSFD) celebrations on March 3, Bales Metal Surface Solutions has announced an educational webinar presented by industry veteran, Rich Wozniak, Technical Services Manager at Bales Metal Surface Solutions.
Wozniak has more than 25 years of surface finishing experience, starting as a CNC machinist and later as a mold maker and operations manager. He's sought after speaker being a featured presenter at the American Mold Builders Association, the 2019 Blow Molding Conference, and Molding 2020.
The session will cover the basics of coating, finishing and polishing, as well as offer a virtual shop tour and a discussion of technology and innovation. The webinar takes place March 3, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST.
To learn more or to register visit balesusa.com/national-surface-finishing-day.
National Surface Finishing Day (NSFD) is an annual event is a way to showcase the industry to local trade schools, businesses, officials and media. Surface finishers and coaters across the nation celebrate at the community level by hosting open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern surface finishers’ technology and careers.
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