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Transactions
One of the major aims and objectives of the Institute is the dissemination of technical information for materials finishing, surface treatment and surface engineering and the provision of a publication outlet for research workers in these fields. The Institute’s official publication, Transactions, is designed to fulfil this role and holds a pre-eminent position as a source of technical information world-wide.
About Transactions ..........................................click here
Instructions To Authors ..................................click here
Abstracts and Back Issues ..............................click here
Author, Subject and Content Index ..............click here

IMFormation
The Institute produces a separate bi-monthly ‘newsletter’ entitled ‘IMFormation’ which reports on items of general interest to the membership and specifically on matters relating to health & safety, environmental, legislation and standards. It also gives up-to-date news of new products and processes, seminars and conferences, “out & about” as well as updating the membership on results of IMF examinations and the ratification of new individual and sustaining members.

 
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BOOKS
The IMF is in constant contact with all the leading Publishing Houses associated with the Metal Finishing Industry. Below are the links to their websites. Please feel free to browse these sites and order books that you require directly from them. All we ask is that you indicate to the Publishing House that you found the book via the IMFwebsite!  click here

KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

The Knowledge Centre provides information with regards to Surface Engineering, Surfae Finishing, Engineering & Electroplating guides and related reviews
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Instructions To Authors

Instructions for Authors Transactions of the Institute of Materials Finishing provides international peer reviewed coverage of all aspects of surface finishing and surface engineering, from fundamental research to in-service applications.


To submit your paper please go to the following : https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ytim20&page=instructions
in order to ensure you submit it in the correct manner and format.

About Transactions

One of the major aims and objectives of the Institute is the dissemination of technical information for materials finishing, surface treatment and surface engineering and the provision of a publication outlet for research workers in these fields. The Institute’s official publication, Transactions, is designed to fulfil this role and holds a pre-eminent position as a source of technical information world-wide.
Transactions also contains a Bulletin section which includes practical papers and news items of interest to the membership. The Institute is also very pleased to include regular articles from the European Academy of Surface Technology (EAST). For online copies of Transactions to date, please click here
  For online copies of Transactions from 2005 to date, please click here
  For a list of contents of Transactions from 2000 to 2004 please go to click here
  For a list of contents of Transactions from 1990 to 2000 please go to click here
  For a list of contents of Transactions from 1980 to 1990 go to click here..

Abstract & Back Issues

Transactions Abstracts For online copies of Transactions from 2005 to date, please click here.


                                  

Issues from May 2000 to November 2004

Contents and Articles in 2000-2004 editions of Transactions of the IMF
2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |

Issues from 1991-1999
Contents and Articles in 1990-1999 editions of Transactions of the IMF
Volume 69 1991 (pdf file 744k)
Volume 70 1992 (pdf file 593k)
Volume 71 1993 (pdf file 742k)
Volume 72 1994 (pdf file 881k)
Volume 73 1995 (pdf file 943k)
Volume 74 1996 (pdf file 897k)
Volume 75 1997 (pdf file 823k)
Volume 76 1998 (pdf file 802k)
Volume 77 1999 (pdf file 659k)

  

Issues from 1985-1990
Contents and Articles in 1980-1989 editions of Transactions of the IMF
Volume 68 1990 (pdf file 615k)
Volume 67 1989 (pdf file 1.5mb)
Volume 66 1988 (pdf file 1.9mb)
Volume 65 1987 (pdf file 2.4mb)
Volume 64 1986 (pdf file 2.7mb)
Volume 63 1985 (pdf file 1.6mb)




     

Historical Author / Subject Index / Content

All items are dowloadable pdf that will either save or ask to be opened depending on browser settings

Author Index Volume 91 2013
Author Index Volume 90 2012
Author Index Volume 89 2011
Author Index Volume 88 2010
Author Index Volume 87 2009
Author Index Volume 86 2008
Author Index Volume 85 2007
Author Index Volume 84 2006
Author Index Volume 83 2005
Author Index Volume 82 2004

Subject Index Volume 91 2013
Subject Index Volume 90 2012
Subject Index Volume 89 2011
Subject Index Volume 88 2010
Subject Index Volume 87 2009
Subject Index Volume 86 2008
Subject Index Volume 85 2007
Subject Index Volume 84 2006
Subject Index Volume 83 2005
Subject Index Volume 82 2004

Content Index for 2013 Issue Click Here

What Is IMFormation

The Institute produces a separate bi-monthly ‘newsletter’ entitled ‘IMFormation’ which reports on items of general interest to the membership including matters relating to health & safety, environmental, legislation and standards.

It also gives up-to-date news of new products and processes, seminars and conferences, as well as updating the membership on results of IMF examinations and the ratification of new individual and sustaining members. Back copies can be found by clicking here

Knowledge Centre

Surface Engineering Terminology and Description .. . click here
for Engineering Guide Surface Finishing Tutorials The IMF published three volumes which are available from Exeter House. In electronic versions (pdf files) of selected topics of interest to the surface finisher.
Electroplaters Guide 
 
This very informative book was first published in 1983 in hard copy but has recently been put into an electronic format. It is considered by many to be a useful guide for engineering designers but the IMF wishes to point out that it has not been updated since this date. Hence it will not be up to date with improvements in plating processes as well as not having the latest advancements in new plating technologies, especially regarding legislative issues. click here

Surface Finishing Tutorials ...... click here
Strategic Review of Surface Engineering in the UK ...... click here
Foresight in surface engineering ...... click here
Rinsing in aqueous processes ...... click here
IMF Engineers Guide..... click here

Engineers Guide Introduction

A website to assist in process selection for product engineering:
This guide has been produced by the Institute of Metal Finishing for N-COAT 70, a project sponsored by the the TSB.
It is unusual for a manufactured article to perform satisfactorily without special concern for the demands to be made on its surface. In practice the bulk properties of one material are complemented by the surface properties to be obtained from another. Surface engineering is often not given its proper due in design and manufacture, with unfortunate outcomes; manufacturers are often not well - versed in the range of technologies available for optimising the performance of their products in the environment of their application. There are commercial and environmental consequences in choosing the most appropriate strategy for surface engineering in product design, not least in the surface technologist"s contribution to energy and material conservation.

The guide is not intended to replace monographs on contemporary practice in the respective surface technologies (although links will be provided) -it is intended as an aid to engineers who seek a broad view of what can, currently, be done. Electrochemical treatments are versatile and economical so these take prime place.But the overview indicates the nature of a variety of processes, the resulting surface properties and it gives illustrations of a breadth of applications. Links are provided to professional institutions, trade associations, to a commercial directory and to relevant publications, legislation and standards. CLICK HERE FOR TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

Engineers Guide

The links below will open a dowloadable pdf file please complete this form to gain a passord to open the documents Overview here

Books

The IMF is in constant contact with all the leading Publishing Houses associated with the Metal Finishing Industry. Below are the links to their websites.
Please feel free to browse these sites and order books that you require directly from them. All we ask is that you indicate to the Publishing House that you found the book via the IMFwebsite!                   
  Elsevier: www.elsevier.com
  Finishing Publications: www.finishingpublications.com
  Paint Research Association: www.pra.org.uk
  Wiley and Sons: www.wiley.com
  Woodhead Publications: www.woodheadpublishing.com


 

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