Exploring the: Anodizing Zone

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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?

Published: 10/31/2012

Rinsing Blind Holes Prior to Dying
I have problems with leaching from blind holes in black anodized parts.

Published: 10/24/2012

Anodizing: Current Density vs. Voltage
Can you detail the procedure for anodizing using the current density method? What are the quality advantages for us to completely change our processing technique?

Published: 8/6/2012

Titrating Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Baths
Do you have a recommended analytical method to determine the sulfuric and aluminum concentrations in sulfuric anodizing solutions?

Published: 8/3/2012

Color Matching
We have an accepted color that we are using for a dyed anodized finish on 6061. Over the years, the approved color somehow went from an original production run coupon to a standard Pantone color. Unfortunately, the Pantone color doesn’t match the ap...

Published: 5/1/2012

Alkaline Etching
What should be the maximum aluminum content in alkaline etching to avoid galvanized appearance (also known as spangling) in anodized (type II, natural, 10u) 6063 T6 extrusions? Do you think complexed aluminum helps to attain micrograin matte finishe...

Published: 4/30/2012

Ink Printing on Anodized Aluminum
We anodize small sheets and then digitally print on them. The time between anodizing and printing can be weeks. After 2–3 weeks, the anodic layer does not seem to absorb the solvent dye as well as it does after 1 or 2 days. How can we prolong the ti...

Published: 2/1/2012

Hardcoat Anodize Thickness Problem
During the anodizing cycle, how can we check to see if the coating thickness is reaching the thickness requirement stated on the drawing?

Published: 2/1/2012

Is it Anodized or Not?
What would be the best way to indicate whether or not an aluminum part has been electro-polished and anodized?