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Racking Without Visible Rack Marks
What is the process of racking a machined part to be anodized with no visible rack marks?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/3/2014
Food-Grade Anodic Coatings
Anodizer looks for certification that an anodic coating is safe to use with food.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/27/2014
Appearance of Clear Anodized Coatings on 6061 Alloy
How do you achieve clear anodizing that is bright and clear?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/20/2014
Protection from Laser Marking on Aerospace Parts
We have a number of aluminum alloy aerospace products that are finished using either chemical film (MIL-C-5541) or anodizing in accordance with MIL-A-8625. Do we need to touch up the areas where laser markings have been placed in order to preserve t...
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2013
Clear Anodize as a Paint Base
Our parts are generally Type III (hardcoat) anodized, sometimes duplex-sealed and sometimes unsealed. Our end-products are subject to sea water, and we try to adhere paint and polyurethane potting compounds to some of the parts. Would paint adhesion...
Ask an Expert Published: 10/23/2013
SBA Mentor-Protégé Program
Will the federal mentor-protégé programs help improve a small business' chances for a federal contract?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/24/2013
Pitting on 7000 Series Al Alloy
In the last year, we’ve had a string of anodized parts come back from the finisher that are “pitted.”
Ask an Expert Published: 7/26/2013
Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts
We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Supplier Contracts
Can we (the supplier) refuse to agree to early termination of a contract unless the customer agrees to increased prices or other concessions?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Black, Pitted Areas on Anodized Parts
We anodize aluminum cookware and have recently been getting parts with black pits scattered all over them. What is this and how might it be happening?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/6/2013

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