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Anodized Metal Maiden
Minnesota woman opens Premier Anodizing to complement her existing chain maille business and hoped to increase production of jump rings for jewelry to 1,000 a week. Now the business produces over a million a day.
Article Published: 10/1/2016
Aluminum Anodizer Implements Zero Liquid Discharge
Success of water minimization reuse at Bonnell Aluminum in Georgia after implementing zero liquid discharge facility for aluminum anodizers.
Article Published: 6/1/2016
Why Does Anodize Fade?
There are several causes not related to shops cutting corners and a specification should not be an excuse.
Article Published: 6/1/2016
Investors Turn Eye to Aerospace
Investment groups are buying finishing shops that they feel will provide the best return on their money.
Article Published: 12/1/2015
Wreaking Havoc: Motorcycles Manufacturer Offers Online Coating Customization
Canadian firm starts custom design program.
Article Published: 12/1/2015
120 Years of the “Wolkerstorfer Way”
Minnesota finisher still growing after more than a century. Watch the VIDEO of the company.
Article Published: 6/1/2015
The Toughest Plater in America
SEE THE VIDEO: KMG Metal Finishing’s Kim Bossley is a plater, and a survivor after losing her shop and suffering through an often-fatal illness.
Article Published: 11/1/2014
Funky Medina Plating and Powder Shop
Owners Shawn Ritchie and Tait Krejci take an unorthodox approach to success.
Article Published: 11/1/2014
Aluminum Surface Finishing Corrosion Causes and Troubleshooting
In this paper, a review of several process solutions, examining coolants, solvent cleaning, alkaline clean/etch and deoxidizing/desmutting, listing intended and unintended chemical reactions along with possible mechanisms that would favor corrosion ...
Article: External Published: 10/17/2014
Science of Successfully Anodizing Die Cast Substrate
Die castings pose some of the most challenging problems in anodizing. This paper provides some explanations by tying together metallurgical science with anodizing practice.
Article Published: 9/1/2014

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