Gehring held its 2017 honing conference and workshops event on May 10-11 at the Inn of St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich. The conference and workshops brought together experts from the global industry to discuss and propose solutions to advanced manufacturing challenges in surface finish technology applications. A total of 80 attendees, most from the automotive primes and Tier-One suppliers, were treated to two days of learning, networking, and fun. Eighty process and manufacturing engineering personnel responsible for surface finishing in automotive, hydraulics, aerospace & defense part applications, including plant managers, production managers, and R&D specialists attended the conference. The technical program was supplemented by networking events such as the pre-conference “Infinity” chartered dinner cruise with entertainment on the Detroit River and post-conference golf, all of which were enjoyed by the conference attendees.