SUR/FIN in Cleveland

If you’re involved in surface finishing (yes, we are getting rather specific and technical here), as in processes including plating, polishing, anodizing and coating, for purposes ranging from corrosion and abrasion resistance to thermal management, then you really ought to consider traveling to Cleveland June 4 to 6 to attend an event hosted by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), SUR/FIN.* According to NASF, surface finishing is a $28-billion industry, and auto is a significant part of that.

If you’re involved in surface finishing (yes, we are getting rather specific and technical here), as in processes including plating, polishing, anodizing and coating, for purposes ranging from corrosion and abrasion resistance to thermal management, then you really ought to consider traveling to Cleveland June 4 to 6 to attend an event hosted by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), SUR/FIN.*

According to NASF, surface finishing is a $28-billion industry, and auto is a significant part of that.

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The event kicks off on Monday morning at 8:30 am with three concurrent sessions, one of which is titled “Automotive I: Performance Solutions Impacting Today and Future.” It includes a number of presentations ranging from those on effects of power supplies on the finishing process to alternatives to hexavalent chromium. There is even a paper being presented that’s titled “Electromobility and Surface Finishing.” Yes, it even matters to electric vehicles.

Tuesday morning kicks off with “Automotive II: Decorative Technology Meeting OEM Demands from Suppliers.” Which gets right to the point of the matter. Then Wednesday it gets somewhat more technical and specific with “Automotive III: High Performance Zinc/Alloys and Passivation Systems.”

Those are just the automotive-specific sessions; throughout the day there are more general presentations on matters of interest to the surface finishing community. In all, there will be more than 80 tech presentations and the involvement of some 180 experts in the field.

In addition to which, there is an expo being held at the Huntington Convention Center where there will be an array of suppliers to the surface finishing industry showing their latest technologies.

Evidentially, this is the place to be early in June if you’re facing challenges in anything from aluminum anodizing of brake calibers to addressing galvanic corrosion.

And you can learn more about SUR/FIN right here.

(Why do we bring this to your attention? Because our sister magazine Products Finishing is one of the media partners of the event. And we’d highly recommend that if, again, you’re in the surface finishing industry and don’t know about that publication, you really ought to. And it is not just because we like the editors.)

*Although there will be a reception held the evening of June 5 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so far as we are aware, there is no participation by the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, nor other purveyors of surfing. Surface finishing, yes.