Nanostructure of Porous Anodic Aluminum Oxide: Advances in Surface Engineering

Porous alumina membranes of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) are widely used for the fabrication of various nanostructures and nanodevices.  Over the last decade, nanowires, nanotubes and nanodot arrays, have been fabricated by the deposition of various metals, semiconductors, oxides and polymers inside the pores of AAO membranes.  These structures are produced by changing the anodization conditions, during electrochemically self -ordering of AAO.  One can obtain amorphous barrier-type oxides, crystalline barrier-type oxides or amorphous nanoporous oxides, but fabricating binary nanostructures is challenging.  Here, we review methods to  achieve diverse binary nanostructure arrays, including material, dimension and morphology.
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FAA Proposes $3.9 Million Civil Penalty Against Boeing Over Plated Parts

Slat tracks were weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.
#plating #aerospace

Liquid Coating

Apex Announces New Production Manager

Michael Holland leads production at Portland facility.

Powder Coating

A Lustrous Example of Expanding a Plating Operation

Ohio’s Lustrous Metal Coatings Pins Growth on Acquiring Other Manufacturing Operations
#plating #vacuum-vapor


Preventing Anodizing Cathodes from Turning Red

While the red color may not be desirable, anodizing expert Drew Nosti says it poses no particular problem to a successful anodizing process.

Powder Coating

Quality Finishing Creates New Growth at Apex Anodizing

Apex Anodizing is a Products Finishing Top Shop in the liquid and powder coating benchmarking survey, and growing thanks to a busy aerospace sector.
#aerospace #marketing


A Conversation With Jeffrey Bell, Precision Finishing

Bell is a technical process engineer for Precision Finishing in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Products Finishing 40-Under-40 class for 2019.
#plating #leadership


Index Contracts on Weak Backlogs and Exports

October Finishing Index: 47.3
#plating #economics


Process Technology Wins Fast Track Award

Annual award recognizes top 50 for-profit companies in Lake and Geauga County that have a positive influence and attract attention to the area.

Mechanical Finishing

Process Technology Adds Jared Lawrence

Lawrence will serve as continuous improvement manager to help streamline processes.