Deadline Nov. 15: SUR/FIN Seeks Presenters for 2020 Finishing Conference

The NASF’s Technology Advisory Committee is seeking speakers with surface finishing experiences or a focus on new technology to give exclusive, informative, non-commercial presentations during SUR/FIN.


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Learning about the surface finishing industry can help your machine shop deal with increasing customer demands and provide operations beyond your shop’s traditional comfort zone. One opportunity to learn more about the surface finishing industry is to attend the National Association for Surface Finishing’s SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Trade Show and Conference, which will take place June 15-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Right now, SUR/FIN is actively accepting technical paper and presentation abstracts for the 2020 conference. The NASF’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) is seeking experts from around the world to give informative, non-commercial presentations about their latest experiences with surface engineering and finishing technologies impacting business today or trending for tomorrow.

Submission abstracts are due by Nov. 15, 2019, and preference will be given to early submittals. Submit your abstract.

Why Should You Participate?

Increasingly, machine shops are being asked to perform jobs that are traditionally out of their wheelhouse. In many cases, these jobs include surface finishing operations. SUR/FIN is the global surface finishing industry’s annual event where professionals from around the world share ideas and experiences to help gain insight on practical applications, solve problems, discuss productivity improvements and introduce new technologies. Finishing professionals with various technology disciplines and specialties look to SUR/FIN to provide insight on solving their product, process and business challenges. As such, the NASF is calling on leaders in the finishing industry to share their expertise and knowledge to help current and future generations of industrial finishers improve, compete and succeed.

Who Should Present?

  • You should submit an abstract if your organization is involved with new surface finishing or design processes or equipment that provide significantly improved results or performance. The NASF is looking for non-commercial efforts from individuals who are able to engage and speak to large groups of their peers on topics directly relevant to industry. 
  • Individuals involved in production, engineering, R&D, academia, testing or evaluations in coatings or surface treatments are encouraged to present their topics, results and conclusions influencing all industry applications including automotive, aerospace and defense, machinery equipment, industrial tooling, electronics, oil and chemical, molds and dies, plastics and others.  

Topic Categories

Topics under consideration for the SUR/FIN 2020 Technology Sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technology Responses to REACH / Regulations
  • Advances in Surface Finishing Technology
  • Technologies for Improved Performance or Increased Efficiency
  • Light Materials – Treatments Optimizing Performance
  • General Surface Finishing
  • Electronics Surface Finishing
  • Advances & New Trends in Surface Finishes / Engineering
  • Advances in Research
  • Plating on Plastics / Decorative Technology
  • Zinc / Alloys / High Performance & Passivation Systems
  • Corrosion or Wear Deposits / Coatings
  • Managing Water Usage / Waste Management Minimization
  • Innovative Best Practices for Performance and Efficiency
  • Performance Solutions Impacting Today and Future
  • Perspectives Connecting Finishers

Submit your abstract.