Learn everything about anodizing pretreatment

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

E-Learning Course: Aluminum Anodizing – Handling and Racking

Contact us if you need to purchase via invoice: [email protected]

What You Get In This Class

Aluminum Anodizing Pretreatment is a focused course about how to prepare the aluminum surface for the anodizing step.

  • 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

How you will benefit from this course

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.

Who this course is for

  • Hands on Anodizers

    For anodizing line manager or operators who need to keep the anodizing production running as smooth as possible.

  • Production Managers

    For new or experienced Production Managers who manage one or more anodizing lines and wish to expand their technical knowledge about anodizing pretreatment.

  • Want to be an Anodizer

    For companies who are planning or thinking about starting an in-house anodizing line.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Welcome!

    • 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


Anne Deacon Juhl

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.

Anodizing Masterclass

Our Masterclass consists of 12 modules and gives a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge about all aspects of anodizing.