NASF’s annual SUR/FIN conference and trade show

Next week a team of our engineers will be traveling to Chicago to attend NASF’s annual SUR/FIN conference and trade show. This year our own Patrick Howe will be presenting the results of a collaborative Design of Experiment Anoplate and Rolls-Royce teamed up to complete. The purpose of the DoE was to push Low Hydrogen Embrittlement Zinc Nickel to the far limits of its standard operating parameters to better understand what the finish is capable of, even in non-ideal plating conditions.

This project also highlights the importance of building strong relationships between Primes and surface finishing shops when developing new processes and product lines. These types of relationships and projects are what drive the development of robust processes when moving to full-scale production. This was an exciting project to be a part of and we look forward to sharing our findings!


If you are attending the conference, or are in the area, please stop by to see Pat present our findings during Session 9 at 8:30am on June 8th!


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