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New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.
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Anodizing has capital costs and benefits beyond the machines — companies evaluating in-house systems should examine them carefully before committing.
Q: What should companies consider when evaluating whether they should implement in-house anodizing operations? Anodizing refers to a broad range of surface treatments commonly applied to various grades of aluminum and titanium to provide cosmetic and functional benefits. The demand for anodizing continues to increase as the number of applications for highly functional components grows across a wide range of industrial and consumer markets. Many new and existing companies ...READ MORE
Jim Acquaviva, director of business development for Technic Equipment, offers advice for assessing areas of process improvement for anodizing operations, outlining helpful steps for an end-user self-assessment.
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
CHEMEON’s eTCP RTU conversion coating and anodic seal leaves a distinct violet coloration on coated parts, easing quality assurance efforts.
MacDermid Enthone has debuted a new Autotex AM hardcoat film with antimicrobial features. The company recommends this film for quick service restaurants.
DTX-12000 Power Supply from Dynatronix is designed to provide best thermal efficiencies, lowest possible ripple and exact power deliveries at lowest amp inputs.