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Titration Methods for Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Baths
Do you have a recommended analytical method to determine the sulfuric and aluminum concentrations in sulfuric anodizing solutions?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/19/2015
Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Bath Makeup
Can you explain the ratio of acid in the anodizing bath and whether it is calculated by volume or by weight?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/19/2015
Process Control in Plating
My new position requires me to put in place process control procedures for all of our plating lines. Can you give me any suggestions?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2015
Cloudy Look in Clear-coat
We apply a clear coat powder material over a steel substrate. The clear is kind of milky and clouds the look from the steel. What can cause this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2014
Hydrochloric Acid in Zinc Phosphate Pretreat
We are thinking of replacing the HCl acid bath that we are currently using on our zinc phosphate line, with the idea being that we would like to avoid using an acid scrubber. Would phosphoric acid get the job done?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2014
Powder on Plastic Parts
We have heard that some companies are applying powder coating to plastic parts. Is this true?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/1/2014
Adhesion of Applied Organic Coatings
Our expert addresses an amalgamation of many different questions from folks who are baffled and frustrated by this adhesion problem on their anodized parts.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/8/2014
Appearance of Clear Anodized Coatings on 6061 Alloy
How do you achieve clear anodizing that is bright and clear?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/20/2014
Protection from Laser Marking on Aerospace Parts
We have a number of aluminum alloy aerospace products that are finished using either chemical film (MIL-C-5541) or anodizing in accordance with MIL-A-8625. Do we need to touch up the areas where laser markings have been placed in order to preserve t...
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2013
Pitting on 7000 Series Al Alloy
In the last year, we’ve had a string of anodized parts come back from the finisher that are “pitted.”
Ask an Expert Published: 7/26/2013

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