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What to Consider when Choosing Your Color for Anodizing Aluminum

Posted by Matt Campbell on January 20, 2017

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 that come into play that prevent certain colors from being achieved.

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Topics: Anodized Aluminum, Anodizing Aluminum, Color Anodizing

Reporting Cosmetic Defects on Anodized Aluminum

Posted by Jack Tetrault on January 13, 2017

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 scratches and dents, which they are THEN told were there on arrival. To maintain clarity throughout the production and deliver process, DCHN created a proactive process for the assessment and notification of such issues.

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Topics: Anodizer, Anodized Aluminum, Anodizing Aluminum

How to Judge Hard Coat Color on Anodized Aluminum

Posted by Jack Tetrault on August 31, 2016

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?” While the answer is not simple, I usually respond by saying, “Maybe, but not necessarily.” To explain, let’s start with some basic information.

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Topics: Anodic Hardcoat, hardcoat, Aluminum Anodizing, Anodizing Aluminum

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