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Published: 1/1/2017

Water Quality in the Anodizing Process
Q. I would like to know more about the physical and chemical parameters that are used to evaluate the quality of water used in the anodizing process.

Published: 1/1/2017

Anodizing Clinic: Sealing with Distilled Water
Q. Can distilled water be substituted for deionized water? Our facility can create a distilled water heated bath fairly easily because we already produce distilled water for another process. A DI water bath would be much more expensive. 

Published: 12/28/2016

Anodizing Clinic: Painting Parts After Anodizing; Seal, or No Seal?
Q. In conversations with our anodizer on the best way to seal parts for adhesion prior to painting, he referred to a choice of either a final hot water immersion at around 120°F with no seal or a hot water seal at a much higher temperature. What is ...

Published: 12/1/2016

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 discove...

Published: 11/3/2016

Anodizing: Corrosion on Hardcoat Anodized 7000 Series Forging
Q. I sent you photos of two parts that are alloy 7050 forgings. On these parts there are spots that appeared as a result of Type III (hardcoat) anodizing that were not present before anodizing. They look like corrosion of some sort, but the corrosio...

Published: 9/1/2016

Plating Clinic: Adhesion of Brush Plated Deposits
Q. How well does a brush-plated deposit adhere to the base metal?

Published: 5/1/2016

Anodizing: Black Dyed Parts Require Excellent Lightfastness
Q. How long does an 8-rated dye last?

Published: 5/1/2016

Anodizing: Black, Pitted Areas on Anodized Parts
Q. What are the black pits on my parts? How is this happening?

Published: 10/1/2015

Legal Q&A: Avoiding Added Expenses
How to avoid added expenses from increasing salary.