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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

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: 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: 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?

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: 4/1/2017

What to Consider When Applying a Classic Black Finish
Q. What are the best options for a durable black finish? Uyemura's Rich DePoto answers that question.

Published: 4/1/2017

How to Carefully Maintain Your Alkaline Etching Bath
Q. What should be the maximum aluminum content in an alkaline etching bath to avoid galvanized appearance (spangling) when preparing 6063 T6 extrusions for Type II anodizing?

Published: 2/1/2017

Differences in Masking and Plug Materials
Q. Can you explain the differences between masking caps and plugs?

Published: 1/1/2017

Water Quality in the Anodizing Process
Q. I would like to know more about the physical and chemical parameters that are used to evaluate the quality of water used in the anodizing process.

Published: 1/1/2017

Anodizing Clinic: Sealing with Distilled Water
Q. Can distilled water be substituted for deionized water? Our facility can create a distilled water heated bath fairly easily because we already produce distilled water for another process. A DI water bath would be much more expensive.