Anodizing

Anodizing

Anodizing is a conversion of the aluminum surface to a thicker, corrosion-resistant aluminum oxide. This site-within-a-site covers everything from chromic and sulfuric acid anodizing to hard coat anodizing articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in innovations from world-class suppliers.

New Technology, Equipment Boost Green Bay Anodizing

This past year, the shop installed a 5-tank, hardcoat anodizing line; computerized tracking software; and natural gas dryer that dries parts in less than 10 minutes.

Youth Movement Spurs Aerodynamics Metal Finishing

A 30-employee shop is 50 percent millennials and 50 percent females as it recruits people who fit into their dynamic, instead of taking applications at the door.

Experts

How to Use Manufacturing Technology to Reach Finishing Goals

If your coating operation has big growth goals for this year, then solutions engineer Bill McGee from Plex Systems says you should have a deep understanding of the way your shop works.

Experts

Increasing Bath Life and Quality of Trivalent Passivates on Zinc Plate

Asterion’s Roger Sowinski says the use of proprietary organic pre-dips has also been effectively utilized to both extend the bath life and improve the overall quality of the finished part.

Featured Video

Sun Glo Industrial Plating Survives Trial by Fire

Andy Pozin’s more than three decades in the metal finishing industry nearly came to an end in 2015 when an overnight fire devastated his company and his livelihood.

INNOVATIONS

Calvary Industries Develops In-House Control System

CalEye 2.0 provides customizable, automated control for pretreatment systems.


Coventya 3S Technology Replaces Conventional Metal Anodes

Coventya’s 3S technology is designed to replace conventional metal anodes with size-selective membrane anodes.