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.

Anodizing Brake Calipers

The process places special demands on the coater, and on the process suppliers.

Lean Manufacturing in Anodizing Operations

Here’s how one company applied lean manufacturing principles in its anodizing plant.

Experts

Solving Corrosion on Black-Dyed 7000 Series Alloy

What caused corrosion on one shop’s black-dyed parts? Anodizing expert Larry Chesterfield offers troubleshooting advice.

Experts

How to Apply the 720 Rule to Current Density Anodizing

  1. What can you tell me about the 720 Rule as it applies to current density anodizing? Plating expert Sjon Westre, Ph.D., from Chemeon answers this question.
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

Hoists Allow Flexibility in Low-Volume Applications

Therma-Tron-X programmed hoists are designed for maximum flexibility in low volumes, suited for customers who want to plan for every possibility but are not so concerned with high production or maximum efficiency.


Technical Team to Speak in Education Sessions

Mike Valenti and Robin Deal of Hubbard-Hall will both offer presentations as part of Fabtech 2017’s educational component.