Anodic Blog

The Regulatory Scrutiny Influencing Surface Treatment in the Orthopedic Device Industry

Exploring the Impact on EOMs, Surgical Equipment Coating Companies, and Patient Outcomes 

Orthopedic Design & Technology (ODT) magazine recently posted an article that speaks to the increasing[...]

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FDA Approves MICRALOX® for Use in the Food Industry

This Hard Coat Anodizing Finish Is Perfect for Repeat-Use Food Processing Equipment

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Anodizing Issues for Cast Aluminum

Understanding the Chemistry and Options for Anodic Coating on Medical Devices

Before choosing a casting and anodic finish, it is important to understand some of the basic chemistry behind why[...]

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4 Accelerated Life Tests for Anodized Aluminum Medical Devices

An Overview of Performance Testing Procedures for MICRALOX® Coated Medical Devices

Current sulfuric anodizing specifications for aluminum are based on a range of factors relevant for industrial[...]

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Lean Manufacturing in Anodizing

 Building a Lean Anodizing House Ask all anodizing and metal finishing shops around the country what their daily mantra is, and they would say: “Quality, on-time delivery, and low manufacturing[...]

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What to Consider when Choosing Your Color for Anodizing Aluminum

The Factors that Affect Color Match 

End use customers tend to have a notion in their minds that any color can be matched when anodizing aluminum. It may be possible but there are many factors[...]

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Reporting Cosmetic Defects on Anodized Aluminum

Defective Material Report Process to Set Expectations

I often hear customers say that when they received their anodized aluminum parts back from their anodize vendor, they are surprised by[...]

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Webcast on Regulatory Issues Impacting the Aluminum Anodizing Industry

“Challenges & Solutions for Reusable Medical Devices Requiring Reprocessing”

There’s been an important development in the 2016 FDA science priorities that involves taking a stronger look at the[...]

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How to Judge Hard Coat Color on Anodized Aluminum

Is a Lighter Color Aluminum Hard Coat Thinner than a Darker One?

I have been asked this question often: “Is it always the case that a lighter color hard coat is less thick than a darker one?”[...]

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How to Speed Up the Ordering Process for Aluminum Anodizing Projects

Keep Your P.O. in the Passing Lane to Keep the Order Moving

Have you ever been at a red light waiting for the light to change … and when it finally does … you can’t move because the car in front[...]

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