The National Association for Surface Finishing

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

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Earn Your MSF Online!

The AESFF 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. We have five more web-based courses the remainder of the year including Airline & Aerospace Finishing (CEF), Aluminum Finishing, and more, as well as eleven home study courses! 


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. Serving the surface finishing community and connecting organizations together is at the heart of what NASF and the Foundation was born to do. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation in an ever-evolving landscape, ensuring our industry remains at the forefront of progress, while supporting our dedicated members. As the world around us continues to grow through AI, media, and education, it is important for this industry to evolve with it. We do this while staying true to our mission of providing diverse expertise, leadership and remaining a bold face for this unique industry. NASF is forging ahead while honoring our past. Together, we are driving innovation, advocacy, and excellence in surface finishing.  


Discover the many advantages of becoming a member of NASF


AESF is the gold standard in finishing industry education


Keep up to date with the latest industry news


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.