Tips for Optimizing or Expanding Your Anodizing Line

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.

Coronavirus Coverage

2020 Anodizing Conference Converts to Online Event

Due to concerns and restrictions surround the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAC has made the decision to convert the 2020 Anodizing Conference into a live virtual event in October.


AES Research Project #41: Plating on Anodized Aluminum; Part 3: Pore Structure and Bonding

The effect of anodizing voltage on the adhesion of nickel electrodeposited on anodized aluminum is related to the morphology of the anodic film.  In general, adhesion is a linear function of the applied anodizing voltage.  New data on the initial stages of pore formation during anodizing indicate that: (1) that the growth mechanism during the initial stage (< 10 sec) differs from that during subsequent growth, (2) there is no metallic bonding and (3) electrodeposited nickel coatings typically fill the entire pore.
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AES Research Project #41: Part 4: Adhesion Failure of Electrodeposited Coatings on Anodized Aluminum Alloys

An SEM study of peel-test adhesion specimens from plated coatings on anodized aluminum shows that failure can be categorized in three different modes: (1) specimens exhibiting poor adhesion strength, which fail at the anodic film/coating interface; (2) specimens with good adhesion strength, which fail by local fracture of the anodic film and (3) specimens with excellent adhesion strength , which fail when the applied load is greater than the strength of the alloy substrate.  The effect of anodizing parameters and alloy composition on peel test failure are discussed.
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Valence Surface Technologies Obtains Defense Approvals

Valence Everett, a large-parts processor with shot peen, chemical processing and painting capability, obtained three approvals from Boeing Defense.
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Luster-On Conversion Coatings Protect Aluminum

Luster-On Aluminescent is manufactured in powder form to provide economical and easy-to-use product.


DTX-12000 Power Supply from Process Technology

DTX-12000 Power Supply from Dynatronix is designed to provide best thermal efficiencies, lowest possible ripple and exact power deliveries at lowest amp inputs.

Pollution Control

Tri-Mer Provides Range of Anodizing Lines and Pollution Control Equipment

Tri-Mer's range of pollution control equipment includes odor control systems, corrosive fumes scrubbers, chrome scrubbers and more.
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Elsyca Designs, Optimizes Electrochemical Processes

Elsyca’s processes include electroplating, electropolishing, ecoating, electroforming and anodizing.
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Universal Manufactures Automated Finishing Equipment

Universal Automation Systems’ turnkey modular solutions accommodate specific layout, sizing, bath chemistry and process control requirements. 
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