Getting HIP: Improving Die-Cast Substrates for Anodizing with Hot Isostatic Pressing
Hot isostatic pressing (HIP)—the simultaneous application of heat and high pressure—is a means to enhance die-cast substrates for metal finishing. This study deals with die-cast fuel pump components manufactured from alloy ADC6, a magnesium-containing aluminum alloy most similar to American designation 516.
Reducing the Chance of Spray Booth Fires
In the finishing industry, there is a real connection between safety and quality—especially when it comes to spray booths, which can run the risk of causing fire if not properly maintained. A review of basic safety precautions, plus a look at the National Fire Prevention Association standards that address fire safety in Spray booths.
Climbing the Nadcap Ladder for Certification
The Nadcap program is recognized as the premier accreditation program for aerospace and defense contractor supplier accreditation. With this accreditation, an anodizer can effectively access the supplier world of the aerospace and defense industries. We’ll lay out a road map for accreditation that is logical and achievable for someone committed to the excellence required to get to the end goal.
Anodizing for Bonding Applications in Aerospace
Anodizing for pre-prep bonding bridges the gap between the metallic and composite worlds, as it provides a superior surface in many applications on aluminum components for bonding to these composites.
Soaring to New Aerial Paint Heights
PPG, Sherwin-Williams release improved aerospace paint