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.

Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories Brings Hi-Tech to the Plating Shop

New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.

Experts

Preventing Anodizing Cathodes from Turning Red

While the red color may not be desirable, anodizing expert Drew Nosti says it poses no particular problem to a successful anodizing process.

Experts

Cleaning, Pretreatment to Meet Medical Specs ISO 13485 or FDA 21 CFR820

Maximilian Kessler from SurTec explains new practices for industrial parts cleaning, metal pretreatment and decorative electroplating in the medical device industry.

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

MacDermid Enthone Enseal is Chromium-Free Sealer

Product is an ELV-compliant clear, water-based inorganic sealer for use on electroplated, zinc and zinc-nickel finishes.

Caplugs CSP-SH Series Fits Close, Nominal Holes

Plugs protects holes from foreign object debris.