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Published: 9/1/2013

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...

Published: 7/1/2013

DiamonDyze in the Rough
A pair of coaters—who are also racing enthusiasts—say they have made a significant advance in aluminum anodizing using ceramics to produce an extremely hard, corrosion- and wear-resistant anodic oxide coating.

Published: 5/1/2013

A.M. Metal Finishing Meets The Lockheed Standard
Orlando plating shop one of 70 to make Lockheed Martin’s Preferred Supplier list from 2,000 vendors

Published: 4/1/2013

New Anodizing Technology for Reusable Medical Equipment
Decorative properties of Type II, functional properties of Type III.

Published: 4/1/2013

Medical Coatings Find a Home in Indiana
Warsaw is home to a diverse and exceptionally local community of Tier 1s and specialty services providers, including Whimet Inc., a prominent, second-generation provider of anodizing and ultrasonic processing,

Published: 12/1/2012

Hard Lessons in Hardcoating
Michael Kelner decided in 2007 to invest in a hardcoat aluminum anodizing shop in Minneapolis, despite having no coating experience whatsoever. Today, after investing more than $4 million and 10 months after construction started, Kelner has new equi...

Published: 11/1/2012

Back from the Brink of Finishing Death
Alpha Metal Finishing is celebrating its 36th anniversary and, after battling the ups and downs of sales, coupled with tumultuous management practices and the untimely illness of company founder Bob Wood that almost forced the its extinction, the co...

Published: 3/1/2012

Flipping the Switch on Anodizing
The idea of using square pulse anodizing is to have a higher average current density for the total process and thereby reduce the process time. When pulsating between two values of current density, a high period and a low period give the aluminum su...

Published: 12/1/2011

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...

Published: 7/13/2011

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.