Finding Correlations to Salt Spray and UV Protection Hours
Bob Hohn with Assured Testing Services says it is often difficult to equate test duration to actual years of field service.
Fixing Excessive Brightener Consumption From Dull Work In Alkaline Non-Cyanide Zinc
Although great strides have been made over the last 30 years in the development of alkaline non-cyanide zinc processes, Asterion’s Graham Torr says not all “modern” systems are created equal.
Summary Report on USCAR Field Test for Trivalent Chromium
Mark Schario from Columbia Chemical explains USCAR’s multiyear project to determine how various trivalent chromium systems would perform in the real world.
Using Alternatives in Pretreatment Baths for Degreasing
Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.
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.
Understanding the Hidden Costs and Benefits of Anodizing
Anodizing has capital costs and benefits beyond the machines — companies evaluating in-house systems should examine them carefully before committing.
Avoiding Tank Failure
Gary Kriesch leads the business unit at Tri-Mer Corp. that specializes in turnkey anodizing, electrocoating and other metal finishing systems. In this helpful article, he offers insights into the design, selection and maintenance of tanks that are the heart of those systems.
Avoiding White Spots Caused by Galvanic Corrosion on EN AW 2024
Four approaches to troubleshoot white spots that appear because of galvanic corrosion.
Crazing and Cracking in Anodizing
Understanding the differences in cracking and crazing in anodic coatings, and insights for mitigating defects in anodized parts.
Cleaning, Pretreatment to Meet Medical Specs ISO 13485 or FDA 21 CFR820
Maximilian Kessler from SurTec explains new practices for industrial parts cleaning, metal pretreatment and decorative electroplating in the medical device industry.