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  • How does anodizing increase corrosion resistance?

    How does Anodizing Increase Corrosion Resistance?

    Anodizing is an electrochemical conversion process that forms an oxide film, usually on aluminum, in an electrolyte (chemical solution).  The aluminum parts are the anode (thus the term “anodizing”) and current is passed between them and a cathode, usually flat aluminum bars, through the above mentioned electrolyte (sulfuric acid is most commonly used).…

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  • Anoplate team group photo

    Thank you to the hardworking Anoplate team!

    As an essential business, Anoplate remains open amid the pandemic to continue to serve all our clients during this tough time, and we are very grateful to have dedicated team members working efficiently at the plant.…

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  •  zinc-nickel plating

    Zinc-Nickel Plating Highlights 2020 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award

    Anoplate installed zinc-nickel plating along with a more environmentally friendly and safer trivalent chromium supplemental coating in 2014.  It now offers both barrel and rack zinc-nickel plating and has approvals from Bell Helicopter, Boeing, and Safran (as well as Nadcap) for zinc-nickel.…

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  • Godfrey & Wing HVLV Vacuum Impregnation

    Understanding Anoplate’s Vacuum Impregnation Processes

    Vacuum impregnation is a process that seals porosity and leak paths that may form during the casting procedure.…

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  • Surface of the sun

    Anoplate Brings Clarity to the Sun’s Surface

    In March of this year the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope atop Haleakala in Maui captured the most detailed images of the sun’s surface ever made. One description was “the sun looks like a boiling pot of popcorn.” From the images, the sun’s face is divided into “kernels” each measuring the size of Texas. A key component for the 4-meter Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, the Top End Optical Assembly, features Anoplate’s AnoBlack Cr electrodeposited black chromium coating. Manufactured by L3 …

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