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Climbing the Nadcap Ladder for Certification
The Nadcap program is recognized as the premier accreditation program for aerospace and defense contractor supplier accreditation. With this accreditation, an anodizer can effectively access the supplier world of the aerospace and defense industries...
Article Published: 12/1/2011
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
A Mighty Wind for Finishers
Here in the U.S., the wind energy market grew by about 60 percent from 2009 to 2010, and with more than 40,000 installed megawatts, we rank second to China. Those numbers have caught the attention of finishers, who see a new market to plate parts, e...
Article Published: 9/1/2011
Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners
How do you measure the surface area of a threaded fastener? How much coating would you put on it? How thick of a coating? What about non-threaded fasteners? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, of all people, may have come up with th...
Article Published: 9/1/2011
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
PEO coatings sparking new interest
Plasma electrolytic oxide surface treatment for aluminum, magnesium or titanium
Article Published: 6/1/2011
2020 Vision: Anodizing
A look at anodizing in the coming years
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: Vacuum Coatings
Across all industries – medical device, automotive, electronics, military and aerospace ‑ electronic components are becoming smaller in size, but more complex in application capabilities.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: The Future of Coatings
The year 2020 will be here before you know it, signaling the beginning of a new decade and bringing changes to the world as we know it.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
Antimicrobial coatings: Billion Dollar Bugs
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...
Article Published: 4/1/2011

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