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Published: 12/1/2010

Becoming an Approved Aerospace Anodize Supplier
Fabrication of aerospace structure requires rigorous standards due to the high cost of rework and the severe consequences of in-flight failure. To become a supplier for aerospace anodize, an approval process which is not readily understood must be f...

Published: 12/1/2010

Anodizing: How to Avoid “Greenwashing” Your Product
Product manufacturers naturally want to say good things about their product. Current marketing trends emphasize environmentally beneficial attributes of a product, not just to identify the manufacturer as a good corporate citizen, but also as an ind...

Published: 12/1/2010

Better Peening Shouldn’t Be a Shot in the Dark
Almost any pilot will tell you that when it comes to airplane parts like wings or engine blades, failure is unacceptable. That’s why more aerospace companies have sought to reduce the possibility of metal fatigue in such critical parts, and why some...

Published: 12/1/2010

Designing for Opportunity: The Aluminum Advantage
Many industries that require innovative solutions in cost reduction and weight savings are turning to aluminum as a substitute for stainless steel and other carbon steel alloys for parts and components.

Published: 11/30/2010

Overview: Aerospace Anodize Finishes
The following anodizing process overviews are provided as a means of introduction to aerospace anodizing

Published: 11/11/2010

Clean and Simple: EPA ‘Model Shop Program’
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control ‘Metal Finishing Model Shop Program’ is a unique voluntary pollution prevention program designed to help a metal finishing business run a cleaner and safer shop.

Published: 7/1/2010

In a Vaccum: Sandvik's new preteatment process
Sandvik Surface Technology in Benton Harbor, MI says it has developed a new, environmentally friendly process for precoating metal strips that combines an advanced vaccum process with nanotechnology.

Published: 7/1/2010

Back in Black: Birchwood Casey's black oxide
Black anodize finishes have long been favored for their thick, hard coating properties. It is also these very same characteristics that often make the anodizing unusable for many military and aerospace applications.

Published: 11/1/2009

Adding Anodizing
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Published: 8/1/2009

Making Plating Lean
Automation boosts process flexibility for mix of parts