Anodizing

Anodizing

Anodizing is a conversion of the aluminum surface to a thicker, corrosion-resistant aluminum oxide. This site-within-a-site covers everything from chromic and sulfuric acid anodizing to hard coat anodizing articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in innovations from world-class suppliers.

Michigan Anodizer Hopes to Build New Facility, Add 90+ Jobs

The plant would be a 68,850-square-foot building on 27 acres in the Fort Custer Industrial Park and employ 50 workers in the initial two years, then 44 workers in the third year.

Remembering a Finisher’s Son

Metal finisher Fred Warmbier lost his son Otto to the brutal North Korean government after he was charged with a dubious crime and sentenced to hard labor.

Experts

Cathode Materials and Cathode/Anode Ratios

Q. Can we use titanium as a cathode in our Type I, II and III anodizing tanks, and what are the guidelines for cathode to anode surface area ratios?
Experts

“Snowflake” Corrosion on Anodized Aluminum Parts

Q. Our customer sent us some of its anodized aluminum extrusion samples that were exhibiting a condition that looked like small snowflakes all over the part. Is this is a metal condition, or something wrong in the anodizing process?
Featured Video

Sun Glo Industrial Plating Survives Trial by Fire

Andy Pozin’s more than three decades in the metal finishing industry nearly came to an end in 2015 when an overnight fire devastated his company and his livelihood.

INNOVATIONS

Compact DC Power Supplies Offer Range of of High Outputs

The DTX 2400 Series of DC power supplies from Dynatronix includes five models with outputs of 0-24 V at 0-100 amps and 0-100 V at 0-24 amps.


Chrome-Free Aerospace Sealant Features Lightweight, Corrosion-Inhibiting Properties

PPG offers a chrome-free aerospace sealant designed for aircraft manufacturers and maintenance, repair and overhaul shops requiring corrosion-inhibiting properties.