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Educational Resources for Metal Surface Finishing Professionals

image004 Are you new to the metal finishing industry? Perhaps you’ve recently been promoted to a buyer of electroplated material/services within your organization’s supply chain department…a new supplier quality engineer overseeing metal finishing applications…a design engineer who has to address surface engineering as a key component of product design…or a student contemplating a career in metal surface finishing.

No matter what your informational needs are, the following online resources are a great starting point, each providing a wealth of technical and training information and links related to metal surface finishing technology, environmental impact and regulatory compliance.

Surface Finishing Resources

  • The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) headquartered in Washington D.C. serves many missions; advocacy for businesses, technologists and professionals in the surface coatings industry; legislative and regulatory advisory; technical conferences; and online courses and certifications for all levels of information needs. In-person, webinar and home study course work options provide flexible training opportunities. NASF’s two volume Advanced Surface Technology practical reference provides state-of-the-art coatings reference information useful to finishers, suppliers and the OEM Community.
  • In-depth environmental compliance information, regulations, and best practice solutions can be found at the National Metal Finishing Resource Center (NMFRC) online website. Online training and related technical reference books provide environmental compliance professionals with a strong foundation of knowledge for compliant operation of plating facilities.
  • PF Products Finishing is an online information portal of Products Finishing magazine. Its editorial coverage centers on products and technology exclusive to anodizing, electroplating, powder coating, painting, and other finishing operations. Technical articles, case studies and white papers provide actionable information for more efficient and profitable finishing operations.
  • Advanced Plating Technologies Metal Finishing Specification Database.  Our database  provides metal surface finishing professionals with industry’s largest single-source collection of plating specifications. Here you will find a condensed summary of key AMS, Military, ASTM specifications as well as manufacturer specific plating standards.  Our specification database is an extension of our capabilities and will serves as an excellent technical resource for anyone involved in the surface finishing industry.

No matter what your need may be, from stainless steel passivation, gold plating services to select powder coating and all surface finishes in-between, Advance Plating Technologies delivers engineered metal finishing solutions satisfying the most demanding of applications.

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