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NASF Reveals Updated Technical Conference Program for SUR/FIN 2010

The newly amended SUR/FIN 2010 Technical Conference Program contains more than 60 educational sessions.

Fourteen distinct conference sessions entailing more than 60 presentations and seminars. That’s what’s in store for attendees who sign up for SUR/FIN 2010, set to take place June 14–17 at Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Conference details for the sessions—which are open to all attendees—are as follows:

Session 1: Surface Finishing & Sustainability—What does it Mean?
How surface finishing can meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations
Co-chairs: Peter Gallerani, Christian Richter

2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Keynote: Technology Networking and Technological Pathways for Sustainable Development of the Metal Finishing Industry
Speaker: Dr. Yinlun Huang

3p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Water Footprinting and Sustainability—Goals for Finishing
Speaker: TBD

Session 2:Innovations in Surface Finishing
Chair: Melissa Klingenberg

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Microsurface Characteristics/Optimization of Textured Dies for High-Speed Coining
Speaker: Uvon Tolber, U.S. Mint

2:30 p.m –3 p.m.
Immersion Bronze Plating
Speaker: Dr. Sergey Kruglikov Consultants

3 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
HPLC Study on Copper Plating Chemistry
Speaker: Haiyan Zhang, 3M Company

3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Hard Anodizing for Aluminum with Increased Wear Resistance
Speaker: Dr. Xavier Albert Ventura, Laboratory of Electrochemical Research & Development

4 p.m.–4: 30 p.m.
Brush Plating a Metal Matrix Composite, Cobalt-Chromium Carbide
Speaker: Sid Clouser, SIFCO Applied Concepts

4 p.m.–5 p.m.
High-Speed Bulk Plating for 50 to 500 kg Charges
Speaker: Juergen Fischer, University of North Dakota

5 p.m.–6 p.m.

Session 3: Economic Summit
8 a.m.–9 a.m.
Is the U.S. Economy in Recovery Mode?
Speaker: Ken Mayland, president, Clearview Economics

Session 4: Recent Advances in Surface Finishing Research
Chair: Jennings Taylor

8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Improvement of Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium by Anodizing in Alkaline Electrolytes
Speaker: Alp Manavbasi, METALAST International

8:30 a.m.– 9 a.m.
Alloy Plating of Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Speaker: Glenn Sklar

9 a.m.–9: 30 a.m.
Developments in Black Electroless Nickel Coatings
Speaker: Duncan Beckett, MacDermid plc

9:30 a.m. –10 a.m.
Advanced Energy Saving Dual Purpose Alternative Anodize Process Produces Types I, II, IIB, and III High Production and Selective Brush Anodize
Speaker: Fred Schaedel, Anodic Tech Services (ATS)

10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Membrane Technology by Electroplating Processes
Speaker: Alexander Jimenez, Coventya GmbH

10:30–11 a.m.
Progress in Deposition of Wear- and Corrosion-Resistant Composite Alloys
Speaker: Len Nanis, Datalab

Session 5: Surface Finishing Environment Health and Safety
Chair: Jerry Philips

8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Electrochemical Reagent-Free Treatment of Wastewater
Speaker: Dr. Sergey Kruglikov, S.S., Kruglikov Consultants

8:30–9 a.m.
Responsibility Environment Law of Prevention
Speaker: Dr. Xavier Albert Ventura, Laboratory of Electrochemical Research & Development

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Environmentally Friendly, Water-Based Anticorrosive Coatings Based on Oxy-Amino-Phosphate of Magnesia
Speaker: Arieh Calahorra, Pigmentan Ltd.

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.
Tanks & Liners: Is Conventional Wisdom or Reliance on Internet-Based Answers Putting Your Company at Risk?
Speaker: Curtis Goad, Goad Co.

10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Voluntary Protection Programs for the Metal Finisher
Speaker: Fred Mueller, CEF, General Magnaplate Corporation

Session 6: EPA & Fume Suppressants: What’s Next?
How industry & EPA are addressing the search for replacements, and how might this affect the entire industry.
Chair: Christian Richter

2 p.m –2:30 p.m.
Non-PFOS, Permanent Mist Suppressants for Hard Chrome Plating, Decorative Chrome Plating, and Chrome Etch Applications
Speakers: Neil Patton, Atotech Deutschland Gmbh; Gene Barlowe, Atotech USA, Inc.

Session 7: New Frontiers in Corrosion Research
Chair: James Lindsay

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
On the Influence of Texturing on Corrosion Resistance of Electrogalvanized Steel Sheets After Sheet Metal Forming
Speaker: Erfan Abbasi, Islamic Azad University of Saveh Branch

2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
The Effects of 3D Surface Topography and Lubricant on Electrogalvanized Sheet Metal Corrosion Resistance During Deep Drawing Process
Speaker: Erfan Abbasi, Islamic Azad University of Saveh Branch

3 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
New Developments in Corrosion Testing: Theory, Methods, and Standards
Speaker: Klaus Wojczykowski, Coventya, Inc.

3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Evaluation of DC and AC Electrochemical Techniques as Alternatives to Salt Spray Testing for Evaluation of the Corrosion Behavior of Decorative and Functional Metal Coatings
Speaker: G. Vara, Fundacion, CIDETEC

4 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Corrosion Resistance Mechanism of Chromium-Free, Zinc-Rich Paint Film on Scratched Surfaces
Speaker: Masayuki Tsujimoto, Yuken Industry Co. Ltd.

4:30–5 p.m.
Progress in Deposition of Wear and Corrosion-Resistant Composite Alloys
Speaker: Len Nanis, Datalab

Session 8: Department of Defense Military Vehicle Workshop
Chair: Dr. Keith Legg

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
U.S. Department of Defense 2009 Memorandum and Efforts to Eliminate Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, and High-VOC Paints
Speaker: Bruce Sartwell, SERDP/ESTCP

2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
DoD Coatings Issues & Concerns for Military Vehicles
Speaker: Carl Handsy, TARDEC

3:30–4 p.m
OEM Perspective
Speaker: Bob Hathaway, Oshkosh Truck

4 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Supplier Perspective
Speaker: Jay Burkard, Burkard Industries

5 p.m.–6p.m.

5:30 p.m.–10 p.m.

Session 9: Surface Finishing in a Chrom(ate)-Free World
Trivalent Chromium Substitutes for Zinc, Zinc Alloys and Hard Chrome—What Works vs. What Doesn’t
Chair: Eric Olander

8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Update: Trivalent Chromium Conversion Coatings, Top Coat Technology and Zinc & Zinc Alloy Systems
Speaker: Toshiaki Murai, Dipsol of America

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
An Overview of Hard Chromium Plating Using Trivalent Chromium Solutions
Speaker: Patrick Benaben, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Trivalent Chromium Conversion Layers on Zinc and Zinc Alloys: Evolution & Perspectives
Speaker: Lionel Thiery, Coventya SAS

Session 10: Surface Finishing: Science vs. Art
Learning the right tools to reduce waste and increase efficiency
Chair: Dr. Alan Rose

8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Increasing Vibratory Efficiency by Optimizing the Choice of Media Shape Relative to Part Geometry
Speaker: William P. Nebiolo, REM Chemicals, Inc.

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
Next Generation of Tooling Concept for Pattern Electroplating
Speaker: Alan Rose, Elsyca NV

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
The Role of Aspect Ratio in the Plating of PCBs
Speaker: Dr. Sergey S. Kruglikov, S.S. Kruglikov Consultants

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.
You Know You’re in When…
Speaker: Ralph V. Dixon, Basically Nickel, Inc.

10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Oxalic-Acid Chemically Accelerated Vibratory Surface Finishing
Speaker: Juergen Fischer, University of North Dakota

Session 11: Department of Defense Military Vehicle
The U.S. Military’s emerging transport and vehicle needs.
Chair: Dr. Keith Legg

8 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Inorganic & Organic Finishes for Fasteners and Other Components
Speakers: Jim Soma, Magni, and Fred Schultz, Doerken (invited)

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
HVOF for Vehicle Hydraulics
Speaker: Otto Rajtora, Caterpillar

9 a.m. –9:30 a.m.
Electroplated Alternatives to Hard Chromium
Speakers: Diana Ficchini, Integran (invited); John Kinne, Xtalic (invited)

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.
Aluminum, Mg Treatments (Conversion, Anodize)
Speaker: NAVAIR (invited)

10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
High Hard Armor Coatings
Speaker: TBD

Session 12: Cross-Over Opportunities in Organic Finishing
Chair: Scott Bultman

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Pretreatment from Different Levels
Speaker: Ken Pelak, Broadmoor Products, Inc.

2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
Fundamentals of Powder Coating
Speaker: Rodger Talbert, PCI

3 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
The E-Coatings Process
Speaker: Gary Weaver, The E-Coat Project

3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Applied Costs to Paint a Typical Substrate
Speaker: Rich Saddler, Herman Miller

Session 13: Policy And Technology—Drivers for Change
Co-Chairs: Christian Richter, Jeff Hannapel

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
NASF Public Policy Update: Key Emerging Regulations & Trends for Finishing and Fabricated Metals
Speakers: Christian Richter, Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group

2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
European Union & Nickel Hazards—The Future of Nickel Use in the Finishing Industry
Speaker: Tony Hart, The Nickel Institute

3 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Nickel & Chromium: Ontario Air Emission Standards and Implications for Surface Finishing
Speaker: Lyle Safronetz, ValeInco

3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
USEPA—Study & Action on Fume Suppressants in the Finishing Industry
Speaker: Erin Newman, USEPA Region 5

4 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
REACH Update: Latest Developments for Global Supply Chain
Speakers: TBD

Session 14: Surface Technology and the Aerospace Industry
Co-Chairs: Mike Barnstead, Stephen Gaydos

2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Aerospace Coatings & Surface Treatments in North America: Responding to Global Regulatory Changes
Speaker: Dr. Keith Legg, Rowan Technology

2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
Cold Spray Aluminum to Repair Damaged Aluminum Coatings
Speaker: Stephen Gaydos, Boeing Research & Technology

3 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Localized Permanent Repair of Damaged Hard Chromium Plating or High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spray Coating
Speaker: Mary Gilman, Boeing C-17 Pollution Prevention Program

3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Meeting the Challenge of Improvement of Aerospace Corrosion Resistance Through Complete Removal of Chromates from the Coating System
Speaker: Roger D. Brown, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
‘CAR’ PANEL PRESENTATION Speakers: Jay Baron, Ph.D.; Brett C Smith; and Bernard Swiecki

6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
(on the SUR/FIN show floor)

8:30 a.m.–11 a.m.
Closing Session: Environmental Regulations and Their Trends in the Automotive Sector
Speakers: USCAR Panel

Don’t miss out on this tremendous educational opportunity. Register online for SUR/FIN 2010. While you’re there, be sure to make your hotel reservations at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

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