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7 Sources of Contamination that Affect the Quality of Anodized Aluminum Finish

Posted by Jack Tetrault on June 9, 2016

The Impact of Foreign Materials on Aluminum Parts before Anodizing

Although simple in principle, there is a lot of confusion over how aluminum parts need to arrive at the metal finisher so that they can be anodized. Any time a component part comes from a completed assembly that has been taken apart, there is a high risk that some other material will come along and interfere with the coating process.

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Topics: Anodized Aluminum, Anodized Aluminum Finish Contamination


Posted by Mike Sung on June 2, 2016

The Validated Capabilities of MICRALOX™ Anodic Coating

Third-party test results have validated multiple sterilization capabilities of the revolutionary anodic coating, MICRALOX™. High-performance MICRALOX™ has been tested for use with the STERRAD® 100NX low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization. The data revealed that MICRALOX™ has significant performance and aesthetic advantages.

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How Big a Role Do Alloy and Temper Play in Aluminum Anodizing?

Posted by Jack Tetrault on May 24, 2016

Why We Need to Know About the Alloy and Its Temper When Anodizing Aluminum

With over 30 commonly available aluminum alloys, and a multitude of tempers for each alloy, this question frequently arises: how important are the roles of alloy and temper in the aluminum anodizing process? The short answer is: VERY important. Let’s familiarize ourselves with some background information so we can answer the question in detail.

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Topics: Anodized Aluminum, Aluminum Anodizing

2016 Science Priorities and the Effects on Reusable Aluminum Medical Devices

Posted by Jack Tetrault on May 18, 2016

Challenges and Solutions for Aluminum Anodizes for Reprocessing Medical Devices

The FDA released the 2016 science priorities from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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Topics: Aluminum Anodizing, Aluminum Anodizing Medical Devices

Top 16 Questions about Masking Anodized Aluminum

Posted by JackMicralox on March 16, 2015

Expert Answers to Masking Requirements for Anodized Aluminum Parts!

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Topics: Blog

Silkscreen Printing & Pad Printing vs. Sanford Print

Posted by Micralox on December 11, 2014

It’s all about the ink and where it ends up – By Tim Cabot, President of DCHN

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4 Top Considerations when Printing or Marking on Anodized Aluminum Substrates on Medical Devices

Posted by Micralox on August 4, 2014

When printing or marking on an anodized aluminum substrate for medical devices, there is much to consider. Before we begin that discussion, a variable to keep in mind Sanford Print is that there are a few printing and marking techniques commonly used:

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Marine: Corrosion Resistance in a Challenging Environment

Posted by Micralox on April 23, 2014

How to protect Aluminum Boats from Salt Water Corrosion – By Tim Cabot, President of DCHN

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The MICRALOX Salt Water Fishing Reel

Posted by Micralox on March 26, 2014

This is No Fish Story for Real – The MICRALOX Salt Water Fishing Reel

By Tim Cabot - President of DCHN

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Embedded Printing Identification for Anodized Aluminum

Posted by Micralox on January 24, 2014

“Here today, Here Tomorrow”

Understanding your options in selecting the most durable and long-lived identification marking for Anodized Aluminum parts - Jack Tetrault, President of Sanford Process Corporation

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