June 8-10, 2015 | Rosemont, Illinois
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The busy show floor at SUR/FIN 2013


Conference Presentations Now Available for Download

Visit the speakers page for details.


1:00PM – 5:30PM

Sustainability Summit

Complimentary to All Attendees & Exhibitors
2:30PM – 5:30PM

Conference Sessions

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Welcome Reception: Tradeshow Floor Open

Sponored by NASF & Haviland Products Company
6:45PM – 11:00PM

Opening Night Bowling Event

Sponsored by the Ohio Association of Metal Finishers
The Corner Alley, 402 Euclid Ave. Cleveland
Click Here for Registration Form (PDF)

Sustainability Summit

1:00PM – 1:30PM

Welcome: Sustainability: Who Cares, and Why is it Important?

Christian Richter, NASF | The Policy Group
1:30PM – 2:00PM

Blum Lecture: Sustainability Research for Finishing

Dr. Yinlun Huang, Wayne State University
2:00PM – 2:30PM

A View from the European Plating Industry: REACH and Sustainability

David Elliot, President, CETS
2:30PM – 3:45PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A: What does “Sustainable” Surface Technology Look Like?

Peter Gallerani, Integrated Technologies
Steve Gaydos, Boeing
E. Jennings Taylor, Faraday Technology
3:45PM – 4:30PM

ASTM E60 Standard on Manufacturing Sustainability: Implications for Finishing

Catherine Houska, TMR
4:30PM – 5:00PM

A Comprehensive Look at Surface Finishing & Its Processes: Advanced Surface Technology, Volumes I & II

Dr. Per Møller, Technical University of Denmark, Co-Author: Advanced Surface Technology

Monday Conference Schedule
Proceedings Sponsored by NASF and Coventya

← Swipe →

Session 1: Light Materials Finishing

Session Chair: Melissa Klingenberg

Session 2: Electronics

Session Chairs: Mike Barnstead
2:30PM – 3:00PM

Is Ultrasonics Cleaning the Answer for Light Metals Finishing?

Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg
BFK Solutions

New Innovative Selective Plating Brings Benefits to both PCB and Metal Finishing Markets

Michael Deley
Averatek Corporation
3:00PM – 3:30PM

Unique New Thin Film Anodize Technology for Superior Adhesion Promotion, Bonding and Microfinish Using One Universal Electrolyte with Type IC, IIB, and III Capabilities

Fred C. Schaedel
Anodic Technical Services affiliate of Alpha Process

Nanoscale Characterization of Thin Immersion Silver Coatings on Copper Substrates

Tamas I. Török
University of Miskolc
3:30PM – 4:00PM

Microcrystalline Anodic Coatings "A Revolutionary Platform Technology for Corrosion Protection"

Jack Tetrault
Sanford Process Corp.

CAM Tool for Improved PCB Plating Process Yield

Bart Van den Bossche, Leslie Bortels
Elsyca Inc.
4:00PM – 4:30PM

Hard Anodizing Type III and Nonoporous Anodic Aluminium Oxide, in Surface Engineering

Xavier Albort Ventura
Laboratory Electrochemical R&D

Feasibility Studies of Cyanide-free Gold Plating Solutions For Electronic Connector Plating Applications

Rob Schetty
Technic, Inc.
4:30PM – 5:00PM

Testing of Non-Chromium Sealer for U.S. Air Force Anodizing Operations

Elizabeth S. Berman
Air Force Research Laboratory

Palladium - Nickel: An Update

Stewart J Hemsley
Metalor Technologies
5:00PM – 5:30PM

A Systematic Approach to Evaluation of Chemical Conversion Coatings and Anodize Processes

Gail Stribling- Geldien
Boeing Research and Technology

Current Developments in “Cyanide Free Silver Plating"

Steven Burling
Metalor Technologies


8:00AM – 11:00AM

Morning Conference Sessions

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Tradeshow Floor Open

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Lunch on the Show Floor

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Afternoon Conference Sessions

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Industry Reception

Sponsored by NASF & Dynapower Company
Entertainment Sponsored by Columbia Chemical Corporation

Tuesday Conference Schedule
Proceedings Sponsored by NASF and Coventya

← Swipe →

Session 3: Aerospace I – Hexavalent Chromium and Cadmium Alternatives

Session Chairs: Steve Gaydos, Keith Legg

Session 4: Best Practices in Surface Finishing

Session Chairs: Alan Rose, Peter Gallerani

Session 5: Advances in Plating & Surface Finishing I

Session Chairs: Brad Durkin, Jim Lindsay

Session 6: Regulatory Update

Session Chair: Christian Richter, Jeff Hannapel
8:00AM – 8:30AM

The 25-Year Chrome Replacement Journey: Are We There Yet?

Eric Eichinger
Boeing Research and Technology

Predicting Emulsion Cleaner Life

Susan Freeland
Boeing Research and Technology

Ferromagnetic Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization,and Application

Conrad Rizal
University of Victoria

Impact of REACH Authorization Process on Chrome Plating in the EU

Patrick Benaben
8:30AM – 9:00AM

Chromium-Free Conversion Coating for Electroplated Zinc-Nickel

Melissa Klingenberg
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Going Beyond Borders In Surface Tension Reduction for Chromium

Helmut Horsthemke
Enthone Inc.

Electrodeposition and Pulse Plating of High Performance Zinc-Nickel Coatings

Luca Magagnin
Politecnico di Milano

Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Mono-layer UV-cured Hybrid Sol-gel as Aeronautical Coatings Providing High Corrosion Resistance on Metallic Substrates and Protection of Composites

Juliana Garcia

Methods and Test Procedures for Measuring Deposit Stress and the Formulas Employed for Calculating Stress Values

Frank Leaman
Specialty Testing

Development of a Pulse/Pulse Reverse Electrodeposition Process for Application of Co-Mn Alloy Coatings to SOFC Interconnects

Heather McCrabb
Faraday Technology, Inc.

Out in the Field Experiences with POTWs

Jim Collins
9:30AM – 10:00AM

Alkaline Zn-Ni as Cd Plating Replacement – Implementation and Challenges

Nihad Ben Salah
Heroux Devtek Inc.

Aluminum Metal Surface Finishing Corrosion Causes and Troubleshooting

W. J. Fullen
Boeing Research and Technology

Manufacturing of Electro-catalytic Material for Large Scale Hydrogen Production by Combining Electroplating, PVD, Thermo-chemical Diffusion and a Leaching Processes

Per Moeller
The Technical University of Denmark

Summary of Test Data on the Effectiveness of Non-PFOS Fume Suppressants in Reducing Chromium Air Emissions

Ben Brock
Hunter Chemical
10:00AM – 10:30AM

Characterization of Zn-Ni Coatings as a Replacement for Cadmium Electrodeposit for Rotorcraft Applications

Peter J. McCallum,
Bell Helicopter Textron & Zhimin Zhong, SIFCO ASC

Media Attrition During Vibratory Bowl Processing and its Effects on the Performance of Chemically Accelerated Vibratory Finishing

William P. Nebiolo
REM Surface Engineering

Formation Process of Porous Film by Electrolytic Plating

Makoto Horikawa
Okuno Chemical Corporation

Contingency Planning for the Surface Finishing Industry

Joelie Zak
Scientific Control Laboratories
10:30AM – 11:00AM

Hydrogen Effects of Common Cadmium Alternatives on Aerospace Grade 4340

Scott Grendahl, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Ed Babcock, Boeing Research and Development

DC Power System Topologies for Surface Finishing

Kyle Clark
Dynapower Company LLC

Use of Pulse/Pulse Reverse Processes to Control Internal Stress and Other Properties in Pure Tin Deposits

Holly Garich
Faraday Technology, Inc.

Key Regulatory and Policy Developments Impacting the Surface Finishing Industry

Jeff Hannapel
The Policy Group
11:00AM – 2:30PM


← Swipe →

Session 7: Hard Chrome Alternatives & Wear Resistant Coatings

Session Chair: Jim Lindsay, E. Jennings Taylor

Session 8: Automotive I: Decorative Session

Session Chairs: Ling Hao, Linda Wing

Session 9: Chemical Milling

Session Chairs: Bruce Griffin, Rick Wire

Session 10: Corrosion

Session Chair: Frederic Gheno
2:00PM – 2:30PM

Plating of NiW, NiMo and NiMoW with and without Fe: Induced Codeposition Mechanism

Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy
Northeastern University

Engineering Design Rule for Upfront Plating Simulation and Production Optimization

LaRon Brown, Ford Motor Company; Byron Davidson, SRG Global; & Alan Rose, Elsyca Inc.

Pulse and Pulse Reverse Through Mask Electroetching for Flow Battery Components

Savidra Lucatero
Faraday Technology, Inc.

Directing Surface Engineering to Corrosion Mitigation

Gary L. Doll & Joseph H. Payer
University of Akron
2:30PM – 3:00PM

Identifying New Alternatives for Hard Chromium Plating

Per Moeller
The Technical University of Denmark

The Challenge to Replace Hexavalent Chromium for Plating on Plastics

Terence J. Clarke
MacDermid Inc.

Analytical Chemistry Testing of the Iron Chloride Solution which is Used for Photo-Resistive Etching of Stainless Steel (SS) FOD-Screens

Michael Baker
Boeing Research and Technology

Modeling Galvanic Corrosion Over Time

Leslie Bortels, Bart Van den Bossche, Alan Rose & Keith Legg
Corrdesa LLC
3:00PM – 3:30PM

Detonation Nanodiamonds – Boosting the Performance of Metal Platings

Niko Rostedt
Carbodeon Ltd Oy

Improving the Adhesion of UV Curable Coatings to Plastic and Metal Substrates

Paul Mills
Plasmatreat USA

Titanium Alpha Case Removal

Bruce Griffin
Boeing Research and Technology

Proportional Corrosion Ratings in One Week ASTM G-85 vs 36 Weeks ASTM B-117

Frederic Gheno
NOF Metal Coatings
3:30PM – 4:00PM

Functional Trivalent Chromium Electroplating: Enhanced Fatigue Performance

Timothy Hall
Faraday Technology, Inc.

High Corrosion Resistant Trivalent Chromium Layer for Automotive Bright Trim

Doug Lay
Coventya, Inc.

Green Chemical Processing Maskant, Not Just a Color

Thomas Choe
AC Products/EPMAR Corporation

Corrosion Resistance Comparison and Cost Savings of EN-plated Mild Steel vs. 400 Series Stainless Steel

Lloyd Ploof
Metal Chem Inc.
4:00PM – 4:30PM

Savroc Triple Hard Coating Technology

Matti Koski
Savroc, Ltd.

Impact of European Union REACH on US Auto Manufacturers

Mariola Brandes, Isaac Chung & Linda Wing

Chemical Versus Mechanical Milling Business Case Tool

Rick Wire
Boeing Research and Technology

Thickness Plating with Nickel-free Palladium Alloys

Mauro Gajo
Legor Group
4:30PM – 5:00PM

Evaluation of Wear Resistant Coatings for Titanium Alloys

Barbara Tury
University of Akron

Russian Mud Corrosion in the Automotive Industry

Don Snyder
Independent Consultant

Panel Discussion

New Surface Treatment Process Improves the Corrosion Resistance of Zirconium Alloys

Sergey Kruglikov, Nataliya Nekrasova & Alex Klimov
Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology


8:00AM – 11:00AM

Conference Sessions

9:00AM – 3:00PM

Tradeshow Floor Open

11:15AM – 12:15PM

Keynote Presentation: Duane Drobnich, Ford Motor Company

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch on the Show Floor

Wednesday Conference Schedule
Proceedings Sponsored by NASF and Coventya

← Swipe →

Session 11: Aerospace II: Aluminum and Organic Coatings

Session Chairs: Keith Legg, Steve Gaydos

Session 12: Automotive II: Functional

Session Chairs: Ling Hao, Frederic Gheno

Session 13: Advances in Plating & Surface Finishing II

Session Chair: E. Jennings Taylor, Linda Wing

Session 14: Clean Manufacturing and Processing

Session Chair: Brad Durkin, Bill Nebiolo
8:00AM – 8:30AM

Advanced Deposition Method for High Quality Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Corrosion Resistant Coatings

Susie Eustis
Directed Vapor Technologies

Black Plating from a Hexavalent Chromium Free Bath and Its Characteristics

Hideyuki Kanematsu
Suzuka National College of Technology

Combining Competitiveness and Profitability for Electroless Nickel Operation by Addressing True Cost of Ownership

Helmut Horsthemke
Enthone, Germany

Chrome-free Deoxiders for Aluminum Processing

Frank Torok
Cee-Bee Aviation Products
8:30AM – 9:00AM

New Developments in the Use of Ionic Liquids (ILs) for Aluminum Plating and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the Electrolyte

Dr. Frank Stiemke
IOLITEC Ionic Liquids Technologies Inc.

A Comparative Study of Alkaline and Acid Zinc Nickel Alloy Systems and Their Deposits

Tony Oriti
Coventya, Inc.

Real World Performance, New Generation of Electroless Nickel

John Varkonda
Enthone Inc.

Cold Spray for Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing

Ed Malison
Centerline Windsor Ltd.
9:00AM – 9:30AM

Investigation of Hexavalent Chromium Free Wash Primer Alternatives to Meet TT-C-490

Dayna Lamb

Developments In Acid Zinc Nickel Alloy Plating Technologies Revisiting Comparisons of Acid v. Alkaline

Matthew Stauffer
Pavco, Inc.

Recent Electroless Nickel Innovations: Technology For Improving Profitability for the Applicator

Brad Durkin
Coventya, Inc.

Cleaning "Gotchas" in Additive Manufacturing

Barbara & Ed Kanegsberg
BFK Solutions
9:30AM – 10:00AM

Inhibispheres™ for Corrosion Protection in Aerospace Coatings: Green-inhibitor Loaded Micro-Spheres as Alternative to Chromates

Elisa Campazzi
Airbus Group Innovations

Application of High Corrosion Resistance Sealer for Aluminum and Materials with Aluminum Pigments

Shusaku Ishikawa
Yuken America Inc.

Toxic Heavy Metal Free Stabilizer Technology in Electroless Nickel

Rene LeComte

Quantitation and Analysis of Copper and Nickel Plating Bath Additives by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Marc Plante
Thermo Scientific
10:00AM – 10:30AM

Reduce Cost Through Process Evaluations

Harold Acosta
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control

Applications and Properties of Protective Coatings from Dip-spin and Electroplating

Klaus Wojczykowski & Alain Hill
Coventya, Inc.

Electrolytic High Phosphorus Nickel; Expanding Applications, Improved Process Control and Competitive Cost

Richard E. DePoto
Uyemura International

Tubular Membrane Filtration for Metals Precipitation Waste Water Treatment

Doug Frick
Porex Filtration
10:30AM – 11:00AM

A New Durable and Self-cleaning Paint Based Upon a Photocatalytic Principle

Per Moeller
The Technical University of Denmark

The Purpose and Details of SAE/USCAR – 32 for Fasteners

Ralph White
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Conformal Electroless Deposition on Monolayers for TSV Applications

Luca Magagnin
Politecnico di Milano

In-Situ Soil and Groundwater Cleanup of Hexavalent Chromium, Nickel and Other Metals and Metalloids by Nano-Scale Ferrous Sulfide Slurry

Jim Rouse
Acuity Environmental Solutions