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.

Changes Bring Out the Best for Plating Shop

Arizona’s CRC Surface Technologies Improves Performance, Profits with Management Changes

Impact of Intermetallic Species on Cast Aluminum Alloys for Anodizing Applications

Alloys with higher silicon concentrations can inhibit the growth of anodic oxide films under galvanostatic and potentiostatic conditions.

Experts

How to Select the Right Heater for Your System

When selecting equipment to operate a process lines, Edward Dulzer from Process Technology says there is a wide variety of products to choose from.

Experts

How to Ensure Topcoat or Sealer Maintains Corrosion Resistance

Adam Blakeley with MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions says there are six crucial parameters for proper application of sealers.

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

Hemco Floor-Mounted Fume Hoods Include Fire-Suppression Systems

Modular design allows for on-site assembly and ability to disassemble.

Dörken MKS Provides Optimum Screw Connections Thanks to Delta-Lube 50 Lubricant

Colorless lubricant has properties of a topcoat, but also increases the corrosion protection and influences both the coefficients of friction and thread-forming torque.