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Bringhurst, Almeyda Win AAC Paper Awards
The Aluminum Anodizing Council recognized two authors for their outstanding contributions at the 2015 Anodizing Conference in San Diego, California.
2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast
What the team at Gardner Business Intelligence sees ahead for the industrial finishing industry in 2017.
Florida Finishers Mid-Winter Conference Features Lockheed Martin Tour
They will start that day by meeting in one of the conference rooms in B2 to review a facility overview presentation and then we will tour both manufacturing buildings on the property.
Anodizing Clinic: Measuring Color of Coatings with a Colorimeter
Q. Recently, a company asked us to match its samples so we could do work for them. According to our method, we matched the samples, but they were rejected when they were sent to the company. We were told the samples were out of tolerance. We discovered the company used a different brand colorimeter with a different color scale to measure the color. Is there a set standard in the anodizing industry for measuring and matching colors?
Anodizing Clinic: Anodic Coating Blistering on 7075 Alloy
Q. We have recently run into a surface condition when hard anodizing 7075 machined forgings. It seems to be present primarily on the end of the part, even down into the hole. Both of these areas are machined. The condition does not appear to be evident on other surfaces. I have not seen this condition before, but it appears to me to be rather unique and something recognizable.

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