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.

Linetec Honors Mark Hall for 50 Years of Service

In 1967, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as governor of California, the Beatles released Magical Mystery Tour album and Hall began his career with what would become Linetec.

Born Leaders

Several honorees in this year’s Products Finishing 40-Under-40 class have come up through the ranks of family-owned companies, where they spent several summers toiling in their parent’s shop and are now on the threshold of becoming CEO of the operation.
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

2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast

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

500°F Gas-Heated Belt Conveyor Oven Used for Drying Brass, Aluminum Parts

The Grieve Corp.’s No. 876 oven is a 500°F gas-heated belt conveyor oven currently used for drying brass and aluminum parts at a customer’s facility.

Production Plus Racking Solutions Increase Line Density to Boost Efficiency

The company works closely with customers to develop hanging/holding solutions for a variety of products.