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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...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
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...
Article Published: 3/1/2012
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
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
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
Pre-Colored Stainless Steel Improves Product Design, Productivity
Sandvik Materials Technology has rolled out a pre-coated metal strip steel intended to boost productivity and reduce environmental constraints associated with plating and coating in multiple industries.
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Aluminum Anodizing
Types of anodizing, processes, equipment selection and tank construction.
Article Published: 2/18/2011
Making Your Mark
The day may have arrived when finishers can now grab a small electronic device and test to see if the rejects coming back to them were actually finished in their shop, and not, say, in the customer’s second-source finisher.
Article Published: 12/23/2010
New Uses For Anodized Aluminum Oxide
Anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) has attracted significant interest among the nano-science and engineering research community in recent years. AAO consists of highly aligned nanopores “self-assembled” in a hexagonally close-packed pattern.
Article Published: 12/1/2010

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