The deadline for Abstract Submission for SUR/FIN’s Manufacturing & Technology Conference has been announced as December 15, 2017. The event will be held June 4 to 6 in Cleveland, OH. Preference will be given to early submissions. “We are looking for experts from around the world to give exclusive, informative, non-commercial orientated presentations on the latest surface engineering and finishing technologies available today or what is being planned in the near future, ” states the organizer, the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). Presenters can be companies with new processes, approaches or equipment that provide significantly improved results or performance, and can provide non-commercial presentations to engage and speak to large groups of their peers. They can also be people involved in academia, production, engineering, R&D, and testing or evaluations in coatings or surface treatments.  On-line abstract submission capability will soon be announced.  Anyone wanting to submit an abstract prior to that time, can email it to Cheryl Clark at