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IMFormation February 2009
10 & 11 June 2009
The conference will be held in the 200 seat auditorium within the Cold War Museum building
with associated exhibitions in adjacent rooms from which morning and afternoon refreshments
will be served. Lunch will be served within the Cold War Museum. Delegates will also be able
to peruse the various exhibits within the museum site during free time.
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Conference on Surface Coatings and Surface
Engineering for the Aerospace Industry
Park House Hotel, Shifnal been designated the ‘Conference Hotel’ being situated a short car
drive from the museum site and where a Gala Dinner will be held on the Wednesday evening.
There are a host of international hotels a short distance away at Telford and Shifnal. All hotels
provide a discounted rate for events held at the RAF Cosford Museum.
The ‘Call for Papers’ produced an excellent response of presentations from International
companies from both home and abroad. The provisional list of conference presentations for
each day is shown below:
Wednesday 10 June 2009
09:30 Registration and Coffee served from the Exhibition Rooms
10:20 Welcome by Commandant of the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering and Officer
Commanding Royal Air Force Cosford
10.30 Keynote address - Requirements for high performance finishes for aero engines and ancillaries–
G.Armstrong (Chairman, IMF Organic Group)
11:00 Electroplated Fasteners: A Cautionary Tale – C.Arnold & E. Gower (BAE Systems
Integrated System Technologies)
11:30 Aerospace Organic Coatings – A.Richardson (Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings) –
Corrosion Properties of Waterborn Coatings - P.de Bruin
12:00 Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Metals and Alloys as Environmentally – Compliant
Replacement Coatings for Functional Hexavalent Chromium and Cadmium – D.Facchini
(Integran Technologies Inc. Canada)
12:30 LUNCH served from within the Cold War Museum
14.00 Cadmium Replacement Using Zinc Alloys Electrodeposited from Ionic Liquid Electrolytes –
G.D.Wilcox (Loughborough University)
14.30 An environmentally friendly sol-gel route for the provision of anticorrosion Coatings for
aerospace application – R.Akid (Sheffield Hallam University)
15:00 Tea/coffee served from the Exhibition Rooms
15:30 Aerospace Organic Coatings – B. Parrott (PPG) – title to be advised
16:00 Solvent emission from the organic coating process- J. Rowbothom (PEXA)
16:30 Low Energy Sol-Gel Materials as Protective Aerospace Coatings – B.Duffy (Dublin Institute of Technology, Eire)
17.00 End of Conference for the day
21.30 Gala Dinner in the Park House Hotel, Shifnal Shrestha
Thursday 11 June 2009
09:00 Keynote Address - The Future of Design for Surface Engineering in Aerospace Applications - D
S Rickerby (Rolls Royce Ltd)
09:30 Platinum Plating for Turbine Blades: Technology Development and Process
Improvement - S.Hemsley (Metalor Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore)
10:00 Enabling lightweight aero-bearings - S.Banfield (TECVAC Ltd)
10:30 Tea/coffee served from the Exhibition Rooms
11:00 The effect of Elastic Compliance of PYSZ EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coatings on Cyclic Test
Lives – B.Williams (Rolls Royce – Surface Engineering Group)
11:30 Hard Anodising of Aerospace Aluminium Alloys – L.Lerner (Sanford Process
12:00 Novel Surface Coating Technology of Light Alloys for the Aerospace Industry - S. Shrestha
(Keronite International Ltd)
12:30 LUNCH served from within the Cold War Museum
14.00 The Art of Invisibility; camouflage coatings requirements now and in the future – M.Gilmor,
14:30 Pretreatments for the Optimised Adhesion of Aluminium in Aerospace Applications –
G.W.Critchlow (Loughborough University)
15:00 Nanostructured Co-W alloys produced by electrodeposition for replacement of hard
chromium on aerospace components – S.Harris (University of Nottingham)
15:30 Discussion and end of conference
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For reservations for attending delegates and exhibitors including discounted rates for early bookings,
together with details of hotels offering discounted rates for attendance at the Royal Air Force Museum
Cosford, see insert with this IMFormation newsletter.
Health, Safety and Environment
European Chemical Agency (ECHA)
ECHA has included a further 15 substances in the candidate
list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) for
authorisation. The list, published on the ECHA website will
be updated regularly as more substances are identified. The
Candidate List Pages provide an up-to-date list as well as
background information on each substance and related
Company News & Products
The IMF were invited (with some 350 other guests and staff)
to join in the opening of Atotech’s new European
TechCenter in Trebur Germany for corrosion protection
applications, held at the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers.
The event focused on Atotech’s position as sole suppliers for
both plating and coating technologies and included a
customer seminar on new trends and technologies for
electrolytic corrosion protection, zinc flake coatings for
automotive and non-automotive use and Atotech’s
involvement in sustainability.
Worsleys Testing Laboratory Services
Worsleys is part of the Bodycote Testing Group. The
laboratory’s testing expertise is based on testing
programmes undertaken on behalf of customers. Testing
includes the various Salt Sprays – NSS, ASS, CASS and
Cyclic Corrosion Testing as well as tests of Physical
Properties of Materials and Coatings.
For more information please contact David Ingles or John
Montgomery Tel: 02476 344 or Fax: 02476 371 or E mail:
Christmas Event and AGM 2008
This event held 10 December must rank as probably the best
for some years with 60 people in attendance.
The day commenced with a presentation by Graham
Armstrong entitled ‘Trains, Boats and Planes’ which looked
at the specific requirements, these means of travel, not just
of those used today but also refurbishing of past models
where attention to colours used was an essential
Then followed the presentation of the various Institute
awards including a complete surprise to recipients of the
Samual Field medal and the Eddy Marlow medal. See the
Transactions for full details.
The pre-lunch presentation was by David Gabe entitled
‘Stirring, Shaking and Mixing’.
First on the agenda, the audience was shown a OHP slide
of the British Standard on ‘how to make a cup of tea’. This
was a surprise to most of those present who were not
aware that a standard existed (BS 6008)! We were then
treated to a practical demonstration of the various means of
achieving the title of the presentation.
The finale was the IMF’s equivalent of the Western
Brothers with David Gabe on the keyboard and Tony
Hart’s rendering of Widecombe Fair, with those names in
the song replaced by the various past president names not
forgetting Simon Wernick as Uncle Tom Cobley!
There followed an excellent traditional Christmas lunch
and wine, followed by William Smith of the Galvanizers
Association who proposed the toast to the Institute with the
response by Trevor Pearson.
The AGM was a much shortened affair this year, with no
serious matters being discussed. Full report will be in
January edition of the Transactions.
New Sustaining Members
1 Riverview, Richfield Avenue
Reading RG1 8EW
Tel: 0118 957 2768, Fax: 0119 950 5941
Manufacturer of aerospace components using CNC
machine tools, both milling and turning.
Conventional methods – all disciplines including
fabrication, sheet metal work and welding as well
as a surface treatment facility including paint shopt
Change of Name & Address
Apple Aluminium Ltd
29 Maiting Street
Sheffield S4 7ZN.
Tel: 01142 497188.
Was previously: Apple Shopfronts Ltd
Greetree – Shercon
Units F1&2, Telverton Business Park
Yelverton, Devon PL20 7PE
Tel:0800 731 5980, Fax:0800 731 5981
Greentree – a leading supplier of masking and protection
products to all markets/industries with an extensive
range in a variety of materials, specialising in standard
and custom designs.
New members and transfers
Fellow - FIMF
Curry, David Tewksbury Diamond
Timms, Jonathan Atotech Asia
Associate – AssocIMF
Moore, Gordon Aerospace
Sialvi, Zeeshan Loughborough Univ.
Senior member’s meeting
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 29
April in Exeter House commencing at 12.00.
Following Lunch there will be a presentation by
Dr Denis Layton.
Education Review & Revision
The units for the Foundation Certificate module
are being revised and new ones added. These will
be on stream for study from 1 July 09. New units
include: Corrosion, Surface Improvement &
Services as mandatory units with units on Testing
Paint & Powder Materials & Coatings and Vacuum
Metallisation in the optional units’ list.
The last enrolment for the existing system will be
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The Technician Certificate course/modules
(General Principle & Plating Practice) are being
revised to make the syllabus for study by both
Tutoring and Distance Learning more compatible
Additionally, it is proposed to uprate the syllabus
of the Paint & Powder, Automotive Surface
Finishing and add Health & Safety to a revised
Environment for Surface Finishing modules.
These modules will rate for a full Technician
It is proposed to have the above on stream for
study from 1 July 2010.
Defence Standards review
The following Defence Standards:
03-36 Guidance to the use of Cadmium
Alternatives in the Protective Coating of
Defence Equipment, and 03-38 Guidance for
the use of Alternatives to Hexavalent
Chromium for protective coating of Defence
have been subject to review and are expected to be
finalised later this year.
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