ASETSDefense Workshop 2016: Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense

The 6th Workshop on Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense will be held at Shades of Green®, the Armed Forces Recreation Center at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort, Orlando, FL December 6-8, 2016.

Increased environmental and occupational, safety, and health regulations in the United States and Europe are impacting the use of chromates, cadmium, and other chemicals in aerospace and defense surface treatments. As a result, the need for environmentally benign alternatives that meet or exceed the performance requirements of currently used materials is becoming increasingly acute. This workshop will cover the topics listed below, addressing all aspects of alternative coatings and surface treatments, with emphasis on performance, service data, approvals and implementation of clean coatings:

  • Session 1: Aerospace and Defense Needs and ApproachesDetailed Workshop Information
  • Session 2: Hard Chrome and Other Wear Coatings
  • Session 3: Cadmium and Chromate Replacement at Depots and OEMs
  • Session 4: Light Materials
  • Session 5: Localized Repair
  • Session 6: Accelerated Corrosion Testing
  • Session 7: Painting and Stripping Contamination Control
  • Session 8: Non-Chrome Paint Systems
  • Special Side Meetings
    • Zinc-Nickel
    • Cadmium-Chromium
    • Gun Barrel Coatings
    • Renewable Materials for Composites
    • Networking and Poster Session

A poster session and side meetings will be held on topics of particular importance to attendees with detailed discussions of the performance and implementation of new technologies. Please see the link and reservation information below. The associated registration fee will be used to offset the cost of lunch and refreshment breaks.

Request for Presentations/Posters: Please submit your briefing, poster, or technical idea to Keith Legg or Robin Nissan.

Please see the link and reservation information below. The associated registration fee will be used to offset the cost of lunch and refreshment breaks.

Group Name: ASETSDefense
Group Code: 1612USOD MEETING REGISTRATION - $115.00
HOTEL RESERVATION prior to the deadline: 11 November 2016 (Booked separately from Hotel)
*A military ID will not be required to gain access to the facility

After the meeting concludes on Dec-8, Hyatt Place (Orlando Airport) has Blocked rooms for easy departures on the following morning.

This Workshop has been approved by Mr. Frank Kendall (Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics). An invitation letter to that effect will be made available for DoD participants upon request to Braxton Lewis (Subject: ASETSDefense 2016 Workshop).


Advanced Surface Engineering Technologies for a Sustainable Defense – ASETSDefense - is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative sponsored by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Its objective is to facilitate the implementation of new, environmentally friendly technologies for surface engineering (coatings and surface treatments) by providing ready access to background information and technical data from research, development, test, and evaluation efforts as well as the status of approvals and implementations. ASETSDefense provides defense organizations with information and assistance to improve weapons system performance and life-cycle cost while reducing or eliminating environmental safety and occupational health (ESOH) impacts from coatings and treatment processes that utilize hexavalent chromium (hex chrome, Cr6+, Cr(VI), chromate, chromic acid); coatings that contain cadmium; and coatings that contain volatile organic compounds (VOC).



Surface Engineering Database

Together with SERDP and ESTCP, ASETSDefense has developed a relational database designed with a search capability to provide access to the available information needed to make informed decisions on the use of alternatives to materials and technologies for surface engineering that pose environmental or health hazards. This information includes detailed engineering data, background documents, and information on processes and products that have been validated, authorized, or implemented. For more information and to access the database, click here.