This e-learning course is module #4 in the Anodizing Masterclass.
By enrolling in this e-learning course you will focus on learning the proper way of handling and racking aluminum anodizing to avoid racking marks and achieve flawless anodizing results.
Handling and Racking - dos and don´ts!
This module will give you the dos and don'ts when handling and racking aluminum to create a proper and consistent anodizing result.
You will be guided through various racking possibilities to learn best practices.
This module includes a brief overview of masking ideas.
Suggested time to complete this module: 45 minutes of learning
What this module will cover:
- Why handling aluminum properly is so important
- What to consider when racking parts for the anodizing process
- Why masking is sometimes necessary
4 recorded presentations by industry expert Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl
Course material that you can download and use for notes and reference
Guidelines for racking and masking methods
Understand the importance of proper handling and racking and prevent racking marks and defects throughout the anodizing process.
Learn to minimize water staining with guidelines from the aluminum association
Learn how to achieve the perfect aluminum surface, avoid or troubleshoot defects, and create flawless anodic coatings.
The need to know about handling and racking to get a proper and consistent anodizing result
Handling before and after anodizing
The importancy of racking
Masking - a part of the handling
Guidelines for Minimizing Water Staining of Aluminum - The Aluminum Association
Slideshow for module - Handling and racking
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.