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National Association for Surface Finishing
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is a 501 (c)(6) trade association whose mission is to promote the advancement of the North American surface finishing industry globally.   NASF was created as a means to better serve the needs of the surface finishing industry by “reorganizing” and bringing together the members of the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF), the Metal Finishing Suppliers Association (MFSA) and the National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF).

Since 1957, IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has been guiding the electronic interconnection industry through its dramatic changes. A global trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 2, 300 member companies, IPC is the only electronic interconnect organization that brings together all industry players, including designers, board manufacturers, assembly companies, suppliers, and original equipment manufacturers.

The Electrochemical Society
Founded in 1902, The Electrochemical Society has become the leading society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology. ECS has 8,000 scientists and engineers in over 75 countries worldwide who hold individual membership, as well as roughly 100 corporations and laboratories who hold contributing membership.
Finishing industry website has events calendars and some full-text articles and reports. Also, a forum-style Q&A section, an active chat room along with several other items of interest to metal finishers. Run by finishing expert Ted Mooney.

Products Finishing ONLINE
Online component of Products Finishing magazine with current and archived articles.




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