Publications

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.



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.



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 IMF website!  





KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

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



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.in order to ensure you submit it in the correct manner and format.

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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

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Abstract & Back Issues

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


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Historical Author / Subject Index / Content

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Past Issues IMFormation

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.


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Knowledge Centre

Surface Engineering Terminology and Description ….

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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.

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Engineers Guide

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.


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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!                   


Surface Finishing Tutorials

The IMF published three volumes of Surface Finishing Tutorials and these are available from Exeter House. Below are electronic versions (pdf files) of selected topics of interest to the surface finisher.  

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