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Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.
Q: We have been using the same degreasing product for many years and it works relatively well for us, but it has a short bath life and operates around 150oF. After about a month, our parts are no longer cleaned effectively. What alternatives are available? A: Properly cleaning a substrate surface is essential in achieving a high quality painted part. Without removing the soils (whether organic ...READ MORE
While the red color may not be desirable, anodizing expert Drew Nosti says it poses no particular problem to a successful anodizing process.
Although great strides have been made over the last 30 years in the development of alkaline non-cyanide zinc processes, Asterion’s Graham Torr says not all “modern” systems are created equal.
INNOVATIONS IN ANODIZING TECHNOLOGY
Luster-On Aluminescent is manufactured in powder form to provide economical and easy-to-use product.
DTX-12000 Power Supply from Dynatronix is designed to provide best thermal efficiencies, lowest possible ripple and exact power deliveries at lowest amp inputs.
Custom Fabricating & Supplies has announced it is a Preferred Converter of 3M’s 8985L Anodization Masking Tape, which is specifically designed to withstand the harsh chemicals used during chromic acid anodizing (CAA).