Anodizing Troubleshooting & Quality Control

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Published: 12/1/2015

Anodizing: Adhesion of Organic Coatings on Black Anodized Parts
Q. Is there an alternate black anodized finish to the black dye method?

Published: 12/1/2015

Anodizing: Typical Hardness of Type III (Hardcoat) Anodized Coatings
Q. Would increasing the hardness of a coating show a significant increase in wear resistance?

Published: 9/1/2015

Anodizing Q&A: Laser Engraving on Anodized Aluminum, Revisited
Is there a way to determine if the laser is going all of the way through the anodized coating and compromising my part?

Published: 9/1/2015

Anodizing Q&A: Calculation for Adding Aluminum to a New Anodizing Bath
What is the calculation for adding aluminum to an anodizing bath?

Published: 9/1/2015

Anodizing Q&A: Important Factors in the Light Fastness of Organic Dyes
What are the most critical aspects of colorfastness in anodized aluminum in order of priority?

Published: 1/19/2015

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?

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?

Published: 1/1/2015

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?

Published: 11/1/2014

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?

Published: 11/1/2014

Salt Spray Failure on Type I and Boric-Sulfuric Anodize Coupons
What can be done to keep Type I and boric-sulfuric anodize from failing salt spray testing?