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Published: 7/1/2013

Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts
We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?

Published: 7/1/2013

Supplier Contracts
Can we (the supplier) refuse to agree to early termination of a contract unless the customer agrees to increased prices or other concessions?

Published: 5/6/2013

Black, Pitted Areas on Anodized Parts
We anodize aluminum cookware and have recently been getting parts with black pits scattered all over them. What is this and how might it be happening?

Published: 5/3/2013

“Water-Break-Free” Test
What is a “water-break failure” test?

Published: 4/29/2013

Sealing Parts After Two Months
Is it possible and practical to seal hardcoat anodized (Type III) parts that have been in storage for about two months?

Published: 4/22/2013

Anodize Cooling System Design
What material would you recommend for the chilling system that I need to install for my anodizing tank, which has a capacity of 1,800 L (475 gal)? Can I go for Type 316 stainless steel or copper pipe with lead plating?

Published: 2/7/2013

Pink Coating on BSA Parts
I understand that iron and poor current can cause a pink coating on boric-sulfuric anodized (BSA) parts. What levels of iron are permissible before reaching the pink-colored coating? Are there any other things we could be missing?

Published: 2/1/2013

Chemical Film Staining
What technique is used to avoid staining on aluminum parts when chemical film per Mil-C-5541 is applied?

Published: 1/28/2013

Critical Holes Out of Tolerance
The aerospace detail parts we send out for anodizing are often coated with a chemical film (Alodine) to aid in the application of masking. When the Alodine is dissolved before anodizing, the precise diameters of holes are often eroded oversize, whic...

Published: 11/7/2012

Parts Burning During Hard Anodizing
What could cause parts to burn during hard anodizing?