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Beautiful Results Are Possible when Anodizing Cast Aluminum

Up-Front Factors that Achieve a Fantastic Final Cast Aluminum Finish 

Getting excellent results with hard coat and anodizing cast aluminum articles? “No way!” is a common, but mistaken response.[...]

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How to Store Aluminum Parts Prior to Anodizing Aluminum

Top 5 Ways to Store Aluminum Parts to Prevent Corrosion

We realize that every facility has its own unique physical attributes and each organization operates with its own processes. Either of[...]

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

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[...]

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STERRAD® 100NX TESTING on MICRALOX™

The Validated Capabilities of MICRALOX™ Anodic Coating

Third-party test results have validated multiple sterilization capabilities of the revolutionary anodic coating, MICRALOX™. High-performance[...]

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

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[...]

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2016 Science Priorities and the Effects on Reusable Aluminum Medical Devices

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). The report[...]

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Resource Considerations when Anodizing Aluminum

Aluminum Anodizing and Water Conservation Do Not Have to Be Incompatible

In my day, in metal finishing class 101, the first thing you were taught about aluminum anodizing was this: when you think[...]

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10 Questions to Ask Reputable Anodizers

How Do You Chose the Right Anodize Company?

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Jack Tetrault Talks About Revolutionary Anodic Coating Technology, MICRALOX, Drawing Interest from International Aluminum Community

COO/General Manager of DCHN Presented “Anodizing for Medical Applications” at 9th World Congress on Aluminum in Italy

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Medical Anodizing Applications at the World Congress on Aluminum DCHN Presented the MICRALOX Solution

In 2011, with the patent pending technology MICRALOX®, just newly announced and as of yet unknown, I was asked to speak at the World Congress on Aluminum in Bologna, Italy. That conference so[...]

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