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Anodizing Helps Yo-yos Make a Colorful Comeback
One Drop YoYos 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 pa...
Article Published: 12/1/2016
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
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
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
Anodizing that Withstands H2O2 Cleaning
Testing color anodized finishes in hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization.
Article Published: 12/1/2013
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.
Article Published: 11/1/2013

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