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Published: 5/22/2018

California Finishing Conferences Set for September
The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California (MFASC) and the Metal Finishing Association of Northern California (MFANC) are each hosting the 38th Metal Finishing Conference on September 25 and September 27, respectively.

Published: 5/18/2018

How to Read Your Top Shops Customized Benchmarking Report
Video from Michael Guckes from Gardner Intelligence explains how to read and understand your Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking custom reports you received if you took part in the recent survey.

Published: 5/14/2018

New Thermal Coatings for Spacecraft, Satellites Use Metamaterials
Metamaterial optical solar reflectors (meta-OSRs) are the first surface coatings on the outside of a spacecraft, designed to effectively radiate infrared heat away from it while reflecting most of the optical solar spectrum.

Published: 5/3/2018

Lincoln Industries Acquires Southwest Metal Finishing, Inventix Manufacturing
Southwest Metal Finishing offers decorative chrome plating and metal finishing; Inventix produces zinc and aluminum die castings.

Published: 4/26/2018

Dates Set for NASF Palmetto Southeast Technical Conference
The NASF Palmetto Southeast Chapter 10th Annual Technical Conference will be October 3-5, at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Published: 4/18/2018

Dragonfly-inspired Nano Coating Kills Bacteria Upon Contact
Scientists say studies show that wings of dragonflies and cicadas prevent bacterial growth due to their natural structure. The surfaces of their wings are covered in nanopillars making them look like a bed of nails.

Published: 4/16/2018

Nasmyth Group Opens California Facility
The Nadcap-certified processing line will be able to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing Type II sulfuric anodizing, Type III hard anodizing, passivation and chemical film conversion.

Published: 4/13/2018

Webinar Focuses on Cleaning and Pretreatment Technologies
Chris Berger, vice president and director of product development for Calvary Industries, will host “Emerging Technologies in Cleaning and Pretreatment: Where the Industry is Going in the Next 5 to 15 Years and Beyond” at 2 p.m. on May 8.

Published: 4/12/2018

Old Bridge Chemicals Expands Zinc-Sulfate Manufacturing
The new zinc-sulfate operation has resulted in the hiring of more than a dozen new employees, and the company anticipates additional recruitment as well.

Published: 4/10/2018

Want to Make a Vinyl Record? Start at a Plating Shop
Mastercraft Metal & Finishing in Elizabeth, New Jersey, uses lacquer masters to build stampers or metal molds containing the music’s DNA.