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

How to Minimize Fading of Anodized Colors

All color-anodized parts fade, but if the process is optimized, you can expect years with minimal loss in color, says Reliant Aluminum Products’ Mark Jozefowicz.
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.

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

Conventya Products Aim to Meet Surface Finishing Challenges

Coventya will highlight a variety of its latest products at Sur/Fin 2018, including Finicoat coatings, the Alumal aluminum surface treatment line and WaterCare wastewater treatment line, and 3S anode technology.

PKG Equipment Installs Custom Anodizing Systems

PKG Equipment designs, fabricates and installs custom finishing equipment, including an anodize and chemical film treatment system used for Type I, Type II and Type III anodizing.