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Published: 3/10/2017

Anoplate Welcomes STEM Students for Plant Tour
The students listened to the benefits that surface engineering can provide, took part in a hands-on demonstration and gained insight into the little known—and much less appreciated—technical vocational career opportunities in metal finishing.

Published: 2/24/2017

Aluminum Anodizers Council Call for Papers 2017
The Call for Papers is an ongoing process for which anyone may submit an abstract, paper, or speaker recommendation for consideration at any time.

Published: 2/20/2017

Goad Company Wins New Product Excellence Award
Company has solved a major problem with large vinyl containment systems by eliminating hand welds to seal their massive number of lining seams, which often resulted in leaks and costly downtime repairs

Published: 2/16/2017

Arresting Indoor Air Quality Criminals in Metal Finishing and Chemical Tanks
These so-called ‘criminals’—indoor air quality criminals, that is—can escape from open surface tanks causing irritation or harm to operators.

Published: 2/14/2017

Atotech Acquires Pegastech Plating on Plastics Technology
Pegastech has developed a technology for plating on plastics that does not use hexavalent chromium or palladium compounds for the pretreatment of polymers prior to electroplating.

Published: 2/8/2017

Study Shows Gallium Nitride Almost as Durable as Diamonds
Four Lehigh engineers report a previously unknown property for GaN: its wear resistance approaches that of diamonds and promises to open up applications in touch screens, space vehicles and radio-frequency microelectromechanical systems.

Published: 2/6/2017

Reliable Plating Works, Elite Finishing Hold Plating Education Month in February
Customers are given a plant tour of the Elite Finishing facility, followed by discussion on design, cost drivers, materials, processes and a show-and-tell session.

Published: 1/31/2017

Metal Finisher Richard Taylor Passes at 100
Products Finishing wrote about Taylor in 2016, as he was still working at his shop now run by his children.

Published: 1/27/2017

Modified Metals for Space Engineering Produced in Submilliseconds
Scientists from Russia's Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, have developed a method to apply wear-resistant coatings on metals, followed by fusing them in the substrate.

Published: 1/12/2017

NASF Taking Nominations for Industry Awards
At Sur/Fin 2017 in Atlanta, the NASF will again recognize strong leaders who have selflessly dedicated their time and resources to the surface finishing industry with a series of awards.