This e-learning course is module #7 in the Anodizing Masterclass.
What to expect from "Anodized Aluminum – Rinsing"
This module will show you why you should never remove a rinsing tank to place in another process tank, which often occurs in real life. Rinsing tanks should be something you care for and value to have as many as necessary for a high end anodizing line.
You will learn about various types of water, and how important it is for you to know your incoming water.
Using DI systems, filtering and double/triple rinse will give you better and more consistent results of your anodizing process.
You will be also guided through common defects and how to avoid them.
Suggested time to complete this module: 45 minutes of learning, up to a week or more of planning, trying & creating your optimal and well documented anodizing process step
What this course will cover:
- Why rinsing properly between each step is important
- Why rinsing tanks are the most important process tanks and why you shouldn't remove them
- What a good water quality is
- How to create a good rinsing system in your anodizing line
4 recorded presentations by industry expert Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl
Course material that you can download and use for notes and reference
Instructions on setting up your rinsing tanks
Understand the importance of the rinsing step and prevent defects throughout the anodizing process.
Learn about the different water types and how they affect the final anodizing result.
Learn how to achieve the perfect aluminum surface, avoid or troubleshoot defects that occur due to poor rinsing practices, and create flawless anodic coatings.
Rinsing - the most important step
Why rinsing is so important!
Water types and rinsing steps
Slideshow for module - Rinsing
My name is Anne Deacon and I have worked in the anodizing industry for more than 25 years. My anodizing journey started when I wrote my Ph.D. thesis as a research scientist at the Technical University of Denmark about "Pulse Anodizing of Extruded and Cast Aluminum Alloys".
After finishing my Ph.D. I worked with anodizing both as an independent consultant and as a supervisor and quality manager in anodizing companies. Thus, I have great experience with different kinds of chemical and electrochemical surface treatments, such as chromating, electroplating, electroless plating - Anodizing – type I, II, and III are my favorites.
What I am most passionate about is the sustainable aspect of aluminum anodizing. I strongly believe anodizing is the most efficient and sustainable solution for anodizing aluminum. This conviction has also led to my decision to create AnodizingSchool where I seek to enhance knowledge about anodizing in the world.