The National Association for Surface Finishing

NASF represents the interests of businesses and professionals throughout the surface coatings industry.

Catalyst eLearning Center

Our Foundation offers thoughtfully developed technical courses that explore and explain the important “basics” of metal finishing as well as the latest developments in every specialty within the field. Now, it is easier than ever to earn your CAF, CEF, or MSF with our new Catalyst eLearning Center. Our learning center offers you tips and tricks to best navigate the site and prepare you for courses. Dive in today.


Membership in the NASF network provides benefits including increased business opportunities, competitive advantages, and updates on the latest industry developments.  Members enjoy the benefits of collaboration with other professionals in the surface finishing industry. NASF offers different membership options for Job Shops, Suppliers, Distributors, and more.

Washington Forum 2024

Join us at the Willard Hotel, September 16-18 to hear presentations and briefings from national and global experts on policy, technical, regulatory, and management issues affecting the surface finishing industry, including environmental regulatory issues, labor and workplace trends, tax policy, economic outlooks, supply chain challenges, and political and election outlooks, and more.

NASF - The New Brand

Welcome to the new brand of NASF. We are dedicated to excellence in the surface finishing industry. We achieve this through advocacy, promotion of sustainable practices, innovative technologies, and continuous education. Through strong partnerships, we enhance our collective impact and drive progress.


Discover the many advantages of becoming a member of NASF


AESF is the gold standard in finishing industry education


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Learn about NASF's exciting upcoming events


We are excited to announce that we have launched our NASF Store! Give the gift of NASF this holiday season and treat your colleagues to one of our t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, and more!

Chapter Events

NASF chapters across the United States hold special events every month! Take a look at what’s coming up.


NASF is proud of its industry partners. View the full list here.


NASF, and its education arm, The AESF Foundation, offer thoughtfully developed, technical courses that explore and explain the important “basics” of metal finishing as well as the latest and most impactful developments in every specialty within the field.