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 all aspects of alternative coatings and surface treatments including:
- Aerospace and defense needs and approaches
- Cd and chromate replacement at Depots and OEMs
- Al, Mg, Be, chromate conversion, anodizing and sealing, new approaches
- Qualifying and implementing alternatives
- Approved alternatives and test requirements
- Hard chrome and wear coatings
- Brush plating, spray and other depot/field repair methods
- Cr-free paint systems and sealants
- Paint stripping, contamination control
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:
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.
Group Name: ASETSDefense
Group Code: 1612USOD
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION prior to the deadline: 3 October 2016
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).
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.