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Published: 2/1/2019

The Effect of Pretreatment on Appearance of Anodic Coating
The pretreatment processes prior to anodizing are critical in not only cleaning the aluminum, says Techevon’s Tej Patel, but in also creating a variety of colors and finishes.

Published: 1/1/2019

Selecting the Best Anodizing Seal Process
Sealing of anodized aluminum is considered to be the most important of all the various steps in the anodizing process, and Coventya’s Michael McGinty explains how you seal ultimately determines the performance of the anodic oxide in its e...

Published: 9/1/2018

Addressing White Spots on Black Anodized Parts
Anodizing guru Mark Jozefowicz says white spots on black anodized finishes are a common problem, and there are a variety of reasons why they might occur.

Published: 7/1/2018

Adding Aluminum to a New Anodizing Bath: The Math and Chemistry
Aluminum sulfate is the preferred buffer to help prevent burning of parts in an anodizing bath. Larry Chesterfield elaborates.

Published: 4/1/2018

How to Minimize Fading of Anodized Colors
All color-anodized parts fade, but if the process is optimized, you can expect years with minimal loss in color, says Reliant Aluminum Products’ Mark Jozefowicz.

Published: 1/1/2018

Solving Corrosion on Black-Dyed 7000 Series Alloy
What caused corrosion on one shop’s black-dyed parts? Anodizing expert Larry Chesterfield offers troubleshooting advice.

Published: 10/1/2017

Installing an Anodizing Line that Fits Your Needs
Q: Can you suggest the best process or processes that will give us the capabilities to meet as many customer requirements as possible? Anodizing expert Larry Chesterfield answers this question.

Published: 10/1/2017

How to Apply the 720 Rule to Current Density Anodizing
What can you tell me about the 720 Rule as it applies to current density anodizing? Plating expert Sjon Westre, Ph.D., from Chemeon answers this question.

Published: 7/1/2017

Cathode Materials and Cathode/Anode Ratios
Q. Can we use titanium as a cathode in our Type I, II and III anodizing tanks, and what are the guidelines for cathode to anode surface area ratios?

Published: 7/1/2017

“Snowflake” Corrosion on Anodized Aluminum Parts
Q. Our customer sent us some of its anodized aluminum extrusion samples that were exhibiting a condition that looked like small snowflakes all over the part. Is this is a metal condition, or something wrong in the anodizing process?