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

A crowd of attendees at a conference session presented by Dr. Per Møller


Monday Overview

1:00 – 2:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Bill Barkeley
2:00 – 2:45 BLUM LECTURE: Dr. Hudson Bates
2:45 – 4:15 SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP: Jeff Potent
2:30 – 5:30 Complimentary Nadcap Session
3:00 – 5:30 Conference Sessions
5:30 – 7:00 Welcome Reception
6:30 – 9:30 Chicago Midwest Chapter of NASF Welcome Reception

Monday Conference

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Nadcap: Raising your Game to the Quality of Aerospace

Free to All Attendees

Session 1: Electronics

2:30 – 3:00

Introduction to the Nadcap Process

William C. Corcoran
Lawyer/Qualified Supplier/Lead Auditor/Nadcap Consultant
3:00 – 3:30

Creation, History, and Structure of Nadcap/Prime (Subscriber) Perspective

Mike Davis
GE Aircraft Engineer, Retired; Past Chair-Nadcap Chemical Processing Task Group

Investigation of Zinc Whisker Growth from Electrodeposits Produced Using an Alkaline Non-Cyanide Electroplating Bath

Liang Wu
Loughborough University
3:30 – 4:00

Nadcap Supplier Perspective

Steve Simacek
Hytek Finishes

High Purity Aluminum Coatings Minimize Contamination in Semiconductor Fabrication Tools

Gus Vallejo
AlumiPlate, Inc.
4:00 – 4:30

Nadcap Supplier, There is Help Out There…You are Not Alone: A Seasoned Supplier Perspective

Michael Noettl
Magnetic Inspection Laboratory, Inc.

Silver Plating for LED Applications: A New Market for Silver Plating

Steven Burling
Metalor Technologies (UK) LTD
4:30 – 5:00

Nadcap Roundtable Discussion with Q&A

Getting Every Last Drop of Value: Effective Ways to Recover Precious Metals from Electronics Coating Waste

Sophie Purser
5:00 – 5:30

Advanced Nanochemistry Coating Results in Significant Anticorrosion Protection and Thickness Reductions for a Variety of Metals

Richard DePoto
Uyemura International Corp.
5:30 – 6:00

Metallization for Flexible and Stretchable Devices

Luca Magagnin
Politecnico di Milano

Tuesday Overview

8:00 - 10:00 Keynote Session
10:00 – 12:00 Conference Sessions
10:00 – 5:00 Show Floor Open
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on the Show Floor
1:30 – 5:30 Conference Sessions
5:30 – 7:30 Joint Reception with MWFA

Tuesday Conference

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Session 2: Mechanical Methods for Finishing

Session 3: Light Materials Finishing

Session Chair: Melissa Klingenberg

Session 4: Fasteners

Session 5: Regulatory Issues

10:00 – 10:30

Understanding the Physical Characteristics of the Vibratory Bowl and How They Affect Processing Efficiency

Bill Nebiolo
REM Chemcals

Optimizing Non-chrome Anodize Processing Solutions with New Amino Complex Ion Protective Chemistry Using The Complete Spectrum Approach

Fred Schaedel
Anodic Technical Services / Alpha Process Systems

Development of Cadmium Plating Replacement with Alkaline LHE Zinc-Nickel Rack and Barrel Electroplating for Threaded Fasteners / Components

Jay Randolph

The Real Impact of the EPA's Proposed Significant New Use Rule Governing Substances Commonly Known as Nonylphenols (NP) and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPE).

George Bokisa
Coventya, Inc.
10:30 – 11:00

Surface Finishing of AM Ti-6Al-4V for the Medical and Aerospace Industries

Agustin Diaz
REM Surface Engineering

Hybrid Nanostructure the Nanoporous Anodic Aluminium Oxide Advances in Surface Engineering

Xavier Albort Ventura
Laboratory Electrochemical R&D Polyhhenicall University of Catalonia

Automotive Fasteners: Keeping It All Together

Bjoern Dingwerth

New Drivers for REACH

Keith Legg
Rowan Technology Group
11:00 – 11:30

Thermal Energy Finishing (TEM) Improves Product Reliability

James Koroskenyi
Kennametal Extrude Hone

Study on the Surface Protection Against Corrosion for Mg-Li Alloys

Yihan Liu
Northeastern University, China

Development Status and Performance of Topcoat Required for Fastener Surface Treatment

Kodai Sakai
Yuken American
11:30 – 12:00

Cyklos: Automated Surface Treatment for Anodizing and Deburring of Metal Precision Parts

Jan Schmalhorst
Schmid Group

Low Temperature Curing of Hydrogen Silsesquioxane Surface Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum

Felix Lampert
Technical University of Denmark

Torque Tension Testing Benefits

Don George
RAMCO Specialties/ Daimler Trucks
Jim Schall
Daimler Truck North America
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Session 6: Advances in Surface Finishing I

Session 7: Automotive I: Functional

Session Chair: Brad Durkin

Session 8: Aerospace Forum

Session 9: Automotive II: Decorative

1:30 – 2:00

Surface Engineering for Powder Metal Applications

Leonid Frayman
Allegheny Coatings

Electrochemical Investigations of Zinc Flake Coatings

Britta Scheller
Atotech Deutschland GmbH

Advanced Topcoat System for Naval Aviation

Craig Matzdorf

Corrosion Studies of Chromium Coatings from Trivalent Chromium Electrolytes for Automotive Applications

Philipp Wachter
Atotech Deutschland GmbH
2:00 – 2:30

Developments in Electroplating of Palladium and its Alloys

Stewart Hemsley
Metalor Technologies Pte Ltd.

Ion Beam Assisted Diamond-like Carbon Coatings (IBAD-DLC) for Next Generation Metal Sheets Forming

Lars Pleth Nielsen
Danish Technological Institute

Aerospace Collaboration Activities: Raytheon Successfully Drives Implementation of Hex Cr Alternatives through Collaboration

Dayna Lamb

Potential Replacement of Electroplating in a Flexible Inline Production Platform

Ivan Kolev
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating
2:30 – 3:00

Corrosion Prediction Modeling

Alan Rose

Corrosion Protection Advantages of Duplex Layers.

Tony Oriti
Coventya, Inc.

Development of an Anti-corrosion Primer for Zinc Nickel Plated Steel

Mark Jaworowski, George Zafiris, Weilong Zhang, Michael Kryzman, Roque Panza-Giosa, Marilea Manzini

Color Improvement of Electrodeposits from Trivalent Chromium Electrolytes

Matthew Stauffer
Pavco, Inc.
3:00 – 3:30

Ni-W Electrodeposition with BD, Thiourea or Boric Acid

Elizabeth Podlaha
Northeastern Univreity

High Performance Zinc-Nickel Acid Electrolyte for Automotive

Luca Magagnin
Politecnico di Milano

Mechanisms Study of Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Plating.

Fedi Baptiste
Utinam Institut (University of Franche-Comté,France) / Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group)

Investigation of Trivalent Chromium Plating Coating Crystal Structure with the XRD Method

Jiazhu Liu
Beijing Blue Chemicals Centre
3:30 – 4:00

A Global Case Study in Best Practices to Imrprove Profitability

Thomas Dean

How to Protect Diecasted Zinc Against Corrosion for Automotive and Related Applications.

Valeriia Reveko
Collini Group Austria

Metallization of Polymeric Substrates by Cold Spray

Julio Villafuerte
Centerline Windsor, Ltd.

Strategic Focuses and Methodology of the USCAR Decorative Trim Corrosion Workgroup: Bringing Together an Industry to Address Common Problems such as Russian Mud and Corrosive Car Wash Solutions

Darrick Gula
4:00 – 4:30

Cleaning Extreme Surfaces

Barbara & Ed Kanegsberg
BFK Solutions

Cyclic Corrosion Tests: Time Machines to Determine Corrosion Progress

Andreas Smie

New Trivalent Chromium Process (TCP) to Replace Hexavalent Chromium Conversion and Sealing of Anodizing

Juliana Garcia

USCAR Panel Discussion

4:30 – 5:00

Experiences of a First Generation Trivalent Hard Chrome Process

Neil Patton
Atotech Deutschland GmbH

Advancements in Bulk Coating Equipment Technology

Brian Lowry
Curtis Metal Finishing

High Performance Sealant for Anodized Aluminum Alloys

Alp Manavbasi
CHEMEON Surface Technology
5:00 – 5:30

Development of an Environmentally Friendly Chromium Stripping Process

Heather McCrabb
Faraday Technology, Inc.

Wednesday Overview

8:00 – 12:00 Conference Sessions
9:00 – 3:00 Show Floor Open
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on the Show Floor

Wednesday Conference

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Session 10: Automotive III: Plating on Plastics

Session 11: Best Practices in Treatment and Waste

Session Chairs: Peter Gallerani and Alan Rose

Session 12: Electroless Nickel Plating

Session 13: Advances in Surface Finishing II

Session 14: Management

8:00 – 8:30

Chrome Free Alternative for Plastic Metallization

Desiree Lemke
COVENTYA GmbH, Germany

Generating Fewer Salts During Wastewater Treatment to Promote Water Re-use

David Calnan
Cherokee Chemical

How to Determine by Voltammetry the Value to be Applied in Order to Avoid Corrosion, Plate Out and Minimize Stabiliser Consumption in Electroless Nickel Steel Tanks

Jean Dematos

Auto Brush: New Generation of Brush Plating

Martin Metzner
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Common OSHA Violations

Joelie Zak
Scientific Control Laboratories
8:30 – 9:00

Elimination of Chromium Trioxide in Plating on Plastic (POP) Pre-Teatment

Katharina Weitershaus
Rohm and Haas Europe Trading ApS (Subsidiary of DOW)

Operation of Chromate-based Solutions without Dumping: Industrial Experience in Russia, USA and Germany

Dr. Sergey Kruglikov
Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia

A Case Study in EN Plating for Consistent Coating Properties and Improved Operation

Dieter Dobousek

The Future for Metallic-ceramic Coatings

Bruce McMordie
Coatings for Industry

Safety Training. How to Develop Your Own Safety Training Plans

Jim Miille
Chemical Solutions
9:00 – 9:30

The Challenge of Chrome-Free Etching process for Plating on Plastics

Shingo Nagamine
Okuno Chemical Industries Co.,LTD.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines for Surface Finishers and Electroplates.

Bhupen Patel

Electroless Nickel Boron Coatings

Mark Burger
KC Jones Plating Company

Research of Progress for Trivalent Chromium Hard Chromium Plating

Jiazhu Liu
Beijing Blue Chemicals Centre
9:30 – 10:00

Cr-VI-free Pre-treatment for the Decorative Plating on ABS-polymers

Carl Christian Fels
Atotech Deutschland GmbH

Developing and Updating Water Treatment Systems

Joshua Cloakey
Analytical Specialties, Inc.

Impact Factors on Stress in Electroless Nickel Coatings

Lulia Bejan
Atotech Deutschland GmbH

Improved Corrosion Properties of Moulds and Machine Components by High Current Chromium Ion Implantation

Lars Pleth Nielsen
Danish Technological Institute

Why ISO Certification Works for Your Company

10:00 – 10:30

An Update on the Adoption of Chrome-Free Plating on Plastics Pretreatment

Terry Clarke

New Studies - Improve Your Ultrasonic Cleaning Process

Ed Kanegsberg
BFK Solutions

Cad and Lead Free High Phosphorous Electroless Nickel...A New Beginning

John Szczypka

Pulse Plating of Nickel Alloys and Nickel Matrix Composites

Luca Magagnin
Politecnico di Milano
10:30 – 11:00

Changes in Automotive Performance Requirements for Plating on Plastics

John Thompson
Chrissy Pullara

Wastewater Treatment - Saving Money & The Environment

Michael Stangel
Alar Engineering Corporation

Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of Mono and Bi-Layer Electroless Nickel Coatings

Delaunois Fabienne
University of Mons

Continued Activities Related to the Development of a Trivalent Chromium Plating Process for Hard Chrome Applications

Timothy Hall
Faraday Technology Inc.

How to Deal with a Fire

Mike Kelly
Asko Processing Group
11:00 – 11:30

A Renewed (Fresh) Look at the Role of Acid Copper for Electroplating on Plastic Substrates

Mariola Brandes

Smart Systems for Metal Recovery and Water Reuse in Surface Finishing

Ben Perlman
ToxSorb (Smart Water Group)

Optimizing Electroless Nickel-Phosphorous Films for Maximum Corrosion Protection in Natural Gas and Petroleum Recovery Environments

Ambrose Schaeffer
Coventya, Inc.

PR Current Improves the Distribution of Hard and Composite Nickel-based Coatings

Dr. Sergey Kruglikov
Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia

Emergency/Disaster Planning

Joelie Zak
Scientific Control Laboratories
11:30 – 12:00

Make Up and Replenishment of an Electroless Nickel Bath Using a Single Solution; a Novel EN Formulation

Michael Feldstein
Surface Technology, Inc.