A pair of coaters—who are also racing enthusiasts—say they have made a significant advance in aluminum anodizing using ceramics to produce an extremely hard, corrosion- and wear-resistant anodic oxide coating.
Warsaw is home to a diverse and exceptionally local community of Tier 1s and specialty services providers, including Whimet Inc., a prominent, second-generation provider of anodizing and ultrasonic processing, ArticlePublished: 4/1/2013
Dr. Patrick Benaben won the 2011 NASF Scientific Achievement Award. Here is an edited version of his presentation at NASF SUR/FIN 2012, along with commentary provided by Dr. James H. Lindsay, Technical Editor for the NASF. Article: ExternalPublished: 3/1/2013
Michael Kelner decided in 2007 to invest in a hardcoat aluminum anodizing shop in Minneapolis, despite having no coating experience whatsoever. Today, after investing more than $4 million and 10 months after construction started, Kelner has new equi... ArticlePublished: 12/1/2012
Alpha Metal Finishing is celebrating its 36th anniversary and, after battling the ups and downs of sales, coupled with tumultuous management practices and the untimely illness of company founder Bob Wood that almost forced the its extinction, the co... ArticlePublished: 11/1/2012
Tornos is not an everyday name in the surface finishing industry, but the company is well known as a machine tool builder, with some of the best machines in the world coming out of its European headquarters. ArticlePublished: 10/18/2012
The idea of using square pulse anodizing is to have a higher average current density for the total process and thereby reduce the process time. When pulsating between two values of current density, a high period and a low period give the aluminum su... ArticlePublished: 3/1/2012