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Anodizing Helps Yo-Yos Make a Colorful Comeback
One Drop Yo-Yos in Eugene, Oregon, is a leading high-end yo-yo manufacturer. It gets some of the 8,000 products it makes finished at Gruntbull Anodizing in Gettysburg, Ohio, whose splash anodizing process combines as many as six colors on the same p...
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.
Why Does Anodize Fade?
There are several causes not related to shops cutting corners and a specification should not be an excuse.
120 Years of the “Wolkerstorfer Way”
Minnesota finisher still growing after more than a century. Watch the VIDEO of the company.
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.
Funky Medina Plating and Powder Shop
Owners Shawn Ritchie and Tait Krejci take an unorthodox approach to success.
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.
Anodizing that Withstands H2O2 Cleaning
Testing color anodized finishes in hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization.
Is Aerospace Finishing Filled to Capacity?
As Boeing and Airbus demand more finishing capacity, the challenges faced by owners of finishing businesses are pressing, as both customers and regulatory agencies amp up demands for management attention and resources.
Anodizer Heads West to Get to the East
Southern Aluminum Finishing branches out to the Western U.S. and Asia. The new facility will help service its growing list of customers in the Western and Mountain regions of the U.S. and in Canada, as well as to take advantage of overseas orders fr...