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SVC Technical Conference Is Coming Up

MATERIALS PARK, OH | The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) announces Techcon 2017, the 60th Annual Technical Conference, to be held April 29–May 4 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. 

The organization says the event will provide opportunities for the following:

  • Network with a global community of vacuum coating professionals
  • Visit the largest exhibit dedicated to vacuum coating technologies
  • Choose from education offerings for every skill level
  • Benefit from the technology-rich northeast US location
  • Gain leading-edge information during the four-day technical program
  • Enjoy a special evening at the historic Biltmore Hotel

Plenary Presentations include the following:

  • Alexander Fridman, Nyheim Plasma Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA: Plasma Medicine: Fundamentals and Application to Cancer Vaccination
  • Jeremy L. Gilbert, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY: Tribocorrosion of Orthopedic Implants: Mechanisms and Consequences
  • Thomas J. Webster, Chemical Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA: Creating Nanostructured Coatings to Improve Medical Device Performance while Obtaining Fast FDA Approval
  • Christoph Timm, AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY: Step Change in Architectural Glass and Coatings
  • Donald M. Mattox Tutorial Presentation
  • Ric P. Shimshock, MLD Technologies, Mountain View, CA: 60 Years of the SVC: Milestones, Innovations, and Perspectives of an Enabling Technology

The conference will also feature an exhibit to be held on May 2 and May 3.

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