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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.
Ohio’s Lustrous Metal Coatings Pins Growth on Acquiring Other Manufacturing Operations
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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.
Q: I’m looking to optimize and expand my anodizing line. Do you have advice for auditing my current process for areas of improvement? Process audits are a proven method of identifying issues and opportunities to improve a process. Qualified professionals experienced in specific disciplines can be engaged to support this type of effort, but there are significant benefits from an initial self-assessment. As with many things, ...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).