June 4-6, 2018 | Cleveland, OH
Huntington Convention Center
Chris Leuth speaks at SUR/FIN 2016

SUR/FIN 2017 Conference Schedule

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Note: Presentation times and orders are subject to change.

Monday, June 19 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 1: Technical Responses to REACh

Session Chairs: Dayna Lamb, Raytheon & Keith Legg, Corrdesa
Learn how a European substance regulation is affecting domestic companies due to a growing and interconnected global economy and how various industries are responding to meet these requirements. This session will include various technical solutions to identify, test, quality, and implement alternatives to REACH restricted substances, including hexavalent chromium compounds.

Session 2: Advances in Surface Finishing Technology I

Session Chairs: EJ Taylor, Faraday Technology, Inc. & James Lindsay, NASF
This session will cover technology from the selective removal of coatings to a variety of topics focused toward functional surface finishing technologies and applications highlighting improved wear performance and corrosion resistance for the applicator or OEM.

Session 3: Technologies for Performance

Session Chairs: Melissa Klingenberg & Linda Cook, Rolls-Royce Corporation
Efficiency is an important metric to monitor and track for maintaining cost effectiveness and throughput of processes in production environments for applicators. This session summarizes the importance of water and efficiency of electrolytic plating processes and impact on performance.

Session 4: Nadcap – Complimentary to all attendees!

Session Chair: Matt Akin, TrueLogic Company

Monday, June 19 | 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sustainability Summit: Complimentary to all attendees!

Session Chair: Christian Richter, NASF | The Policy Group

Session 5: Surface Modifications

Session Chairs: Bill Nebiolo, REM Chemicals, Inc. & Melissa Klingenberg
This session includes a blend of presentations related to improving surface quality, durability, corrosion resistance and surface coating techniques designed for the applicator or OEM.

Session 6:  Advances in Surface Finishing Technology II

Session Chairs: EJ Taylor, Faraday Technology, Inc. & James Lindsay, NASF
The topics in this session will address new trends for various technologies in surface finishing and their special application techniques ranging from sacrificial to functional type deposits intended for meeting current and future market requirements.

Session 7:  Electronics Sustainability

Session Chairs: Mike Barnstead, Apple, Inc. & George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation
This session includes a variety of topics of interest to electronics manufacturing from computer aided engineering to plating and imaging electronics. These are addressed in the inkjettable etch and plating resists for electronics applications presentation and the merits of pulse plating. Surface finishing is addressed in three papers, specifically the characterization of the ENIG surface finish, as well as recent developments in gold and platinum electroplating. For the connector industry, there is a presentation on the electrodeposition of new ternary alloy. A special presentation on low L value for a new black nickel completes the session.

Tuesday, June 20 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Session 8: Automotive I

Session Chairs: Linda Wing, MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions & Darrick Gula, General Motors
The session focus is targeting information about new zinc alloy systems with improved efficiency, higher ductility, lower tensile stress, and lower coefficient of friction to meet increasing OEM demands.

Session 9: Research Sustainability

Session Chairs: James Lindsay, NASF & Mike Barnstead, Apple, Inc.
Research projects for the Surface Finishing industry continue to be an important consideration for the discovery of future sustainable technologies. This session has a wide range of papers on new emerging developments for many applications.

Session 10: Aerospace & Defense I

Session Chairs: Steve Gaydos, Boeing Research & Development & Dayna Lamb, Raytheon
Learn about the latest repair technologies using cold spray and brush plating applications technology for Aerospace and Aircraft demands.

Session 11: Regulatory

Session Chair: Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group

Wednesday, June 21 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 12: Automotive II

Session Chairs: Linda Wing, MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions & Darrick Gula, General Motors
Gain insight directly from automotive OEMs on supplier expectations. Learn how to improve operating cost, production efficiency, design, and analysis of surface defects. Hear about decorative trivalent chrome options, and USCAR’s latest results of their field study comparing decorative hexavalent chrome to trivalent chrome systems.

Session 13: Improving Productivity

Session Chairs: George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation & Bill Nebio, REM Chemicals, Inc.
This session includes an assortment of presentations related to improving the efficiency of your plating operation through an assortment involving a review of basic knowledge, design techniques, analysis procedures and bath compositions.

Session 14: Aerospace & Defense II

Session Chairs: Keith Legg, Corrdesa & Linda Cook, Rolls-Royce Corporation
Get the latest information on alternatives to cadmium plating, hexavalent chromium electroplating and paint coatings designed for the Aircraft and Aerospace sectors.

Event Contact

Cheryl Clark
| NASF Event Director
(302) 436-5616