The National Association for Surface Finishing

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

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Earn a Certification at SUR/FIN!

Students can choose between three courses. Ito take in-person during SUR/FIN 2024 this year! Take Electroplating & Surface Finishing (Parts 1 & 2), Airline & Aerospace Finishing (Parts 1 & 2), or Zinc & Zinc Alloy Plating. You can leave SUR/FIN with a CEF or CAF, or one step closer to your Master Surface Finisher (MSF) designation! Learn more about the courses in the Education area.

Webinar: PFAS Drinking Water & Superfund Remediation Rules

On May 23 NASF’s webinar will review the Outlook and Impacts of EPA’s Final PFAS Drinking Water and Superfund Remediation Rules. We will provide an overview of the new requirements, their significance nationwide, and their connection to the surface finishing industry. Be sure to tune in May 23!

SUR/FIN 2024

Join noted business leaders, visionary thinkers and the who’s who of the industry as we delve into the most pressing issues and explore the latest cutting-edge technologies. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of networking opportunities and enriching. Register and make your hotel reservations to secure your spot at SUR/FIN 2024!


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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.