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Metal Finishing - An in-depth learning experience from oil to surface finishing

Date: Tuesday, April 16 or Wednesday, April 17

Time: 4:30pm Registration & Social 5:00pm Dinner & Presentations



Scenic View Golf Course 4415 Club Drive Slinger, WI 53086


Greenheck Innovation Center 1110 Greenheck Dr - Facility 14 Schofield, WI 54476 IC104 room on first floor Click here for Greenheck map.

Presenters David Chalk (Dubois) and Marty Burke (Perkins) are often are asked:

"What is this I'm seeing on my steel and substrates and how do I clean it off?"What's the best way to remove lubricants, metalworking fluids, rust inhibitors, mil oil and foreign-sourced steels that are coated with an unknown rust preventative or a passivated coating?"

How often have you heard that despite the best laid efforts to clean these green materials in a finishing environment, it's often frustrating, yielding unexpected cleaning challenges. Who owns the responsibility?...the fabrication company or finishing company - both?

We will discuss these topics and how to best overcome obstacles in todays manufacturing environment. More than just a simple cleaning seminar, we will examine these new challenges and modern approaches to getting the cleanest surface possible for the coating processes.

Speaker Bios

Marty Burke Marty Burke holds a chemistry degree with 30+ years of experience the metalworking industry. Marty's responsibilities include national strategic account management, new customer start-ups and troubleshooting technical issues. Marty works for the DuBois Chemicals specialty oil division in Bedford Park IL.

Dr. David B. Chalk Dr. Chalk is the Principal Research Chemist at DuBois Chemicals for 5 years, holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. In his 35 year industrial career he has researched steel making and coating practices, corrosion mechanisms, surface science, and novel chemical pretreatment applications. Current areas of interest include improving performance of zirconium pretreatments, research in organic pretreatments, refinement of strong acid de-scaling pretreatments, innovative approaches for stripping paint for rework, and development of practical field-based surface analytical methods.

Cost: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members


Send registration details to Make sure to indicate which date/location you are attending. Walk-ins are welcome!

If you are attending the April 17th event at Greenheck, the event is in Facilty 14 in room IC104 training room on the first floor Southeast corner of the building and the best location to enter is the south entrance. Please note that this will be the end of Greenheck's employees workday, so please be respectful of the space when entering. Click here for Greenheck map.


Applications are now being accepted for the Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship. CCAI is interested in encouraging education in finishing and coating technology. We believe education is the key to success and the scholarship programs look to support students in helping with the high cost of education.

CLICK HERE for complete details and to apply online for the CCAI Wisconsin Chapter Scholarships.

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