Session 2: Metal Finishing: Past, Present, and Future
Presentation will describe the proposed NASF Surface Finishing Roadmap and will identify goals to improve and grow the surface finishing industry in order to position it to where it should be 10 to 15 years from now.
General Surface Finishing,
Advances & New Trends in Surface Finishes/Engineering
The proposed NASF Surface Finishing Roadmap will be presented for discussion. This roadmap sets goals to achieve in order to position the surface finishing industry to where it should be in the next 10 to 15 years. All companies and organizations should have goals for where they want to be in the future, and NASF is no exception to having these type of goals. As a technical consultant for NASF, and being involved with surface finishing R&D and operations for over 40 years, this proposed roadmap is based on observations, experience, technical literature reviews, and talking with other surface finishing professionals. This roadmap will help guide and direct the activities of NASF and the AESF Foundation to determine where the surface finishing industry is heading and where do we want to be as a technical organization. Like all goals, this is a work in progress and will be revised and updated as necessary.