The Dürr Group and Osaka-based firm Techno Smart have partnered to increase EV battery production efficiency. The Dürr Group is also expanding its small-factor battery production tech business and contributing to EV production across multiple departments.
Valence Seattle’s recently completed expansion allows it to perform hard (type III) anodizing, meaning the site now can perform a full suite of anodizing services.
Dr. Jude M. Runge is the 2020 recipient of the NASF William Blum Scientific Achievement Award. The COVID-19 crisis and the cancellation of SUR/FIN 2020 have affected the timing of the formal award and her delivery of the William Blum Lecture. To honor her properly now, it is timely to publish one of her earlier papers, showing the caliber of her work. Here, she notes that nanomaterials, nanotechnology and nanoprocessing are the marketing buzzwords for the 21st century, stressing that, after all, conventional anodizing processes yield a nanoscale finish. Armed with this knowledge, the ease, reliability and reproducibility of the anodic finish enable insights into new applications.
AOTCO Metal Finishing has acquired Plating for Electronics, allowing clients of either firm to now make use of the capabilities of both.
The company will be offering special process services related to components that go into Earth’s orbit and beyond.
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.