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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 that[...]

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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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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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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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