Advanced Surface Technology
The Authoritative New Surface Coatings Reference
About the Authors
Professor Per Møller, Ph.D.
Professor Per Møller has a Ph.D. in surface technology from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has during the past 30 years been engaged in contract research with industry covering nearly all aspects from micro plating under cleanroom conditions to design and implementation of industrial-scale electroplating lines. He is the author or co-author of more than 120 scientific papers and has taken more than 20 patents in the field of surface technology and electrochemistry. Currently, he is professor in corrosion and surface technology at MEK-DTU Section for Materials and Surface Engineering.
Lars Pleth Nielsen, Ph.D.
Dr. Lars Pleth Nielsen has a Ph.D. in surface science from Aarhus University and a managerial degree in Organization Management and Innovation from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He has been employed as a research scientist at Haldor Topsøe and the photonic group at NKT Research and Innovation A/S. Currently, he is leading the Tribology Center at Danish Technological Institute.
Foreword from NASF for Advanced Surface Technology
Over the centuries, many forms of surface finishing have been developed and employed industrially by various means to enhance the value of surfaces in commerce. Surface deposition and modification processes have been essential in our modern world—for decoration, for corrosion resistance, for physical property enhancements and indeed for fabricating sophisticated and complex devices and articles in full. Read more
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), its educational arm, the AESF Foundation and its predecessor organizations have been in the forefront providing educational tools to build and advance the knowledge and application of surface finishing and allied arts worldwide. Years ago, the then-American Electroplaters’ and Surface Finisher’s Society sponsored a number of books, including Electroplating, by Frederick Lowenheim; The Properties of Electrodeposited Metals and Alloys, by William H. Safranek and The Theory and Practice of Pulse Plating, by Jean-Claude Puippe and Frank Leaman, among others.Most of these volumes focused on electrodeposition, which was the primary metal finishing process used in the latter half of the 20th century. From the perspective of the second decade of the 21st century, it is quite obvious that ‘it is not just electroplating anymore’. Add to the mix the large field of organic finishing, and ‘it’s not just painting anymore’ either.
Creativity and innovation have led to the discovery and commercialization of new technologies that are supplanting the tried and true. In addition, due to economic as well as well as regulatory factors completely new technologies have emerged. To name just a few available today, we have the various vapor-based deposition technologies and other vacuum-based processes, electroless deposition, plasma processing, ion implantation, thermal and chemical diffusion, thermal spraying and hardfacing, as well as innovation in traditional areas such as conversion coating and anodizing. Even more important the ability to combine the variety of processes to obtain highly optimized coating systems.
The present two-volume set of Advanced Surface Technology is arguably the most comprehensive ever to be published in the field of surface finishing. Drs. Per Møller and Lars Pleth Nielsen have devoted years of effort to provide, in their words, ‘a holistic view on the extensive and intertwined world of applied surface engineering’.
These two volumes serve as an inclusive and practical reference in manufacturing as well as a comprehensive text for university-level course work. Before delving into the variety of conventional and emerging surface finishing processes available to the 21st century practitioner, the authors cover the principles behind the processes, including wear and other mechanical properties, corrosion and electrochemistry. Throughout, the material also covers testing, property measurement and a generic introduction to basically all surface relevant characterization techniques, keyed to the specific process and application under discussion.
Within these 1200 pages is a wealth of the most current information on the field of surface technology today. The authors do not intend to rest with what is here. Through updates and the use of online resources, they intend to create a living document and a major resource for students and industry alike. The NASF is pleased to be affiliated with this major new reference.
Dr. James H. Lindsay
NASF Technical Editor
Rick Delawder, President, 2014
National Association for Surface Finishing
Bob Srinivasan, President
Dr. Keith Legg
NASF Technology Advisory Committee