A course tailored to anodizers and specialists
In this course you will get a bird eyes view into the most important anodizing standards, specifications and testing methods to become a better than best anodizer. You will learn which tests the oxide layer needs to pass to ensure a consistent oxide layer. Finally, you will learn how to implement the new practice in your anodizing line.
This course provides you with in-depth knowledge about different industry standards, how to work with specifications, and how to achieve a high consistent quality of your anodized parts. You will benefit most from the class if you already have basic knowledge about the anodizing process.
3 recorded presentations by industry expert, Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl
Course material that you can download and use for notes and reference
Instructions on how to implement new procedures in the production
Understand what the better than best practice within standards, tests and quality assurance looks like
Learn about the must-have quality control tests and how to ensure the properties and quality of aluminum parts
Learn how to achieve consistent high quality by using shop floor tests and the right standards and get more business from satisfied customers
You may feel that tests and quality assurance are a waste of time and only paperwork for no use. But in this course you will learn how you can achieve consistent high quality and reduce production errors by testing methodically.
How can you verify that you have created a well-defined and homogenous surface with the desired properties, such as corrosion resistance and durability? By following anodizing standards and specifications as well as conducting performance and process tests.
First, you will learn about anodizing standards, such as military standards (e.g. MIL-PRF-8625), Aerospace Material Specifications, International standards (e.g. ISO 7599) and more. However, it depends on your anodizing line and your customers’ needs which standard is the right one for you. After this course, you will be able to make a sound decision which standards to follow and what tests to perform.
Secondly, you will learn about the different performance tests such as
- salt spray test
- corrosion test
- sealing test
With these tests you make sure that the anodizing results meet your customer’s requirements before shipping the parts.
Finally, you will learn about production control tests such as
- thickness and coating weight measurement
- water break test
- color measurements
- abrasive paper test
- pH measurement
- concentration analysis
- temperature measurement
These tests are conducted after a tight schedule, daily, weekly, monthly or on each load to ensure consistent high quality on your anodized parts and reduce anodizing production errors.
In the image below, you can see a perfectly smooth anodized surface on the left, and a patchy surface to the right. With a thorough quality control, you can make sure that you will always get
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.