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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
Flying High with BSAA: Environmentally friendly alternative to chromic acid anodize
BSAA oxide coating exhibits many of the same properties as the aluminum oxide coating that is derived from the chromic acid process.
Article Published: 10/1/2011
Improvement of Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium by Anodizing in Alkaline Electrolytes
Results show that the novel organic additive reduced the sparking voltage and provided a relatively smoother surface.
Article Published: 7/13/2011
Pre-Colored Stainless Steel Improves Product Design, Productivity
Sandvik Materials Technology has rolled out a pre-coated metal strip steel intended to boost productivity and reduce environmental constraints associated with plating and coating in multiple industries.
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Cr(III) Conversion Layers on Zinc and Zinc Alloys: Evolution and Perspectives
Trivalent chromium conversion layers have successfully replaced hexavalent conversion chromium on zinc and zinc alloys for many applications, especially in the automotive industry since the entry in force of the ELV directive.
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Non-PFOS, Permanent Mist Suppressants for Hard Chromium Plating, Decorative Chromium Plating and Chromic Etch Applications
Mist suppressants are an important tool for reducing exposure of workers to Cr(VI) during plating and etching operations. A common raw material used for efficient mist suppressants was, and still is, PFOS. PFOS is subject to legislation across th...
Article Published: 3/1/2011
New Uses For Anodized Aluminum Oxide
Anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) has attracted significant interest among the nano-science and engineering research community in recent years. AAO consists of highly aligned nanopores “self-assembled” in a hexagonally close-packed pattern.
Article Published: 12/1/2010
Becoming an Approved Aerospace Anodize Supplier
Fabrication of aerospace structure requires rigorous standards due to the high cost of rework and the severe consequences of in-flight failure. To become a supplier for aerospace anodize, an approval process which is not readily understood must be f...
Article Published: 12/1/2010
Designing for Opportunity: The Aluminum Advantage
Many industries that require innovative solutions in cost reduction and weight savings are turning to aluminum as a substitute for stainless steel and other carbon steel alloys for parts and components.
Article Published: 12/1/2010
Overview: Aerospace Anodize Finishes
The following anodizing process overviews are provided as a means of introduction to aerospace anodizing
Article Published: 11/30/2010

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