An online community with environmental impact
Anodizing School is much more than an online school about anodizing. We are a learning community for anodizers all around the world. Our goal is to increase the use of anodizing by providing step-by-step knowledge of the anodizing process. Thanks to anodizing, your product not only gains consistent high-quality but also becomes more sustainable.
Anodizing is the most sustainable surface finishing for aluminum because it simply thickens the naturally formed oxide layer and increases the life-span of your aluminum product. But when the time has come for your product to be scrapped, anodized aluminum products can be fully recycled thanks to the forgoing of any hazardous chemicals or heavy metals in the anodizing process.
By joining our learning community you also join the movement towards a more sustainable aluminum surface finishing!
Introduction to Anodizing Aluminum
Why and How to Enhance Final Product
In the April issue of Light Metal Age the following article was featured. For more great articles about aluminum visit Light Metal Age.
Aluminum manufacturers are not always consistently satisfied with the surface quality of the anodized extrusion and sheet products returned from their anodizers. The anodized products may have patchy surfaces, color variations, or corrosion pits, causing rejects, higher cost, and frustration. Therefore, it is crucial that aluminum manufacturers understand the fundamentals of the anodizing process to communicate effectively with their anodizer. This series will provide an introduction to the overall anodizing process, including what properties are possible, which ones are right for a specific product, and how an aluminum company can find agreement with their anodizer on specifications in order to guarantee the correct results every time.
Read the article here: Intro to Anodizing Aluminum
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Pulse Anodising of Extruded and Cast Aluminium Alloys
This thesis comes in two parts dealing with pulse anodising of an extruded aluminium alloy in part I and various cast aluminium alloys in Part II. Gain insight into the theoretical considerations as well as various tests of the aluminium oxide layer. Experimental work is taken into considerations and conclusions on the work are offered.
By clicking the following link the thesis can be bought for 150.00 USD. You will be taken to a paypal checkout page.
The cost savings when using square pulse anodizing
The ROI period for a conventional anodizing line to switch to pulse anodizing is less than a year. This is due to the increase in productivity and energy savings. This paper explains in short both types of anodizing and, based on a real case, explains how to obtain the savings.
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