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New Anodizing Technology for Reusable Medical Equipment
Decorative properties of Type II, functional properties of Type III.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
Warsaw, Ind: The orthopedics capital of the world
Study done by Kosciusko County says employs about 6,800 orthopedic industry workers, representing nearly one in every four jobs in the county.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
Hexavalent Chromium - What Else?
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: External Published: 3/1/2013
Hard Lessons in Hardcoating
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...
Article Published: 12/1/2012
Back from the Brink of Finishing Death
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...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
Finishing Touch
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.
Article Published: 10/18/2012
Flipping the Switch on Anodizing
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...
Article Published: 3/1/2012
Anodizing for Bonding Applications in Aerospace
Anodizing for pre-prep bonding bridges the gap between the metallic and composite worlds, as it provides a superior surface in many applications on aluminum components for bonding to these composites.
Article Published: 12/1/2011
Climbing the Nadcap Ladder for Certification
The Nadcap program is recognized as the premier accreditation program for aerospace and defense contractor supplier accreditation. With this accreditation, an anodizer can effectively access the supplier world of the aerospace and defense industries...
Article Published: 12/1/2011
A Mighty Wind for Finishers
Here in the U.S., the wind energy market grew by about 60 percent from 2009 to 2010, and with more than 40,000 installed megawatts, we rank second to China. Those numbers have caught the attention of finishers, who see a new market to plate parts, e...
Article Published: 9/1/2011

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