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.

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CNC wire bending capabilities video that shows how the Columbus, Ohio-based company can complete customized requests with precision.

Capital Expenditures and Growth

The axiom says that you must spend money to make money. Turns out the statistics prove it true, too. Top Shops spend money to make money, and keep more of it.
Experts

How to Carefully Maintain Your Alkaline Etching Bath

Q. What should be the maximum aluminum content in an alkaline etching bath to avoid galvanized appearance (spangling) when preparing 6063 T6 extrusions for Type II anodizing?
Experts

What to Consider When Applying a Classic Black Finish

Q. What are the best options for a durable black finish? Uyemura's Rich DePoto answers that question.
Featured Video

2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast

What the team at Gardner Business Intelligence sees ahead for the industrial finishing industry in 2017.
INNOVATIONS

Military-Grade Aluminum Conversion Coating Technology Introduced to HVAC Market

Metal Processing International (MPI) and Chemeon Surface Technology team up to bring a new thin-film conversion coating to the HVAC market.

PosiTector SHD Hardness Durometer Measures Non-Metallic Materials

The PosiTector SHD shore hardness durometer from Gardco is a handheld electronic instrument that measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials.