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
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 rolls out its turnkey surface finishing machine, Cyklos, a self-contained apparatus that enables machining shops to integrate wet electrochemical or chemical surface processing into their manufacturing line. SEE THE VIDEO ArticlePublished: 5/1/2012
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
Antimicrobial coatings are starting to make an even bigger entry into U.S. homes. More consumer goods manufacturers are offering “germ resistant” surfaces on many household items such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and other appliances and fi... ArticlePublished: 4/1/2011