Category Archives: Aluminum Anodizing – Type II

Decorative anodizing.

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

By Tim Cabot – President of DCHN We never set out to make fishing equipment corrosion resistant, but if salt water is messing up your fishing reel, we have a story to tell. MICRALOX® was developed to solve the problem … Continue reading

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Metal Tolerance Guidelines as it Relates to Different Aluminum Hard Coat Technologies.

Insightful Guide to Quality Product for Metal Finishing Manufacturers  ~ By Jack Tetrault, President of Sanford Process Co.  March 19, 2014, Woonsocket, RI Regardless of how experienced the manufacturing company that buys hard coat or other anodic finishes on aluminum is, there … Continue reading

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Anodizing Racks: When It Makes Sense to Purchase Part Specific Tooling.

Selecting the right Anodizing Rack designs for Anodizing that Produce Better Results : From Jack Tetrault, President of Sanford Process Co.  Woonsocket, RI (February 14, 2013) It’s probable that you have never given any thought to the material or the design … Continue reading

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Can I really get a true anodic hardcoat that exhibits vivid, crisp and true color?

Sanford Process Quantum® Hardcoat Colors vs. Traditional Hardcoat and Color Anodize – From Jack Tetrault, President of Sanford Process Co. Woonsocket, RI (February 6, 2014) “Can I really get a true anodic hardcoat that exhibits vivid, crisp and true color?”  This is … Continue reading

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Having Anodizing Issues with Aluminum Castings?

Insights to Anodizing Solutions For Die-Casting Aluminum Alloys – Jack Tetrault, President of Sanford Process Co.  Woonsocket, RI (February 4, 2014) A recent correspondence I received related to difficulties with hard anodizing a cast aluminum product. The cast part was receiving a … Continue reading

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Embedded Printing Identification for Anodized Aluminum – “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 Woonsocket, RI (January 24, 2014) There are many reasons to have identification marks on metal parts: identification, branding, … Continue reading

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Why Does Anodizing Leave Rack Marks?

Aluminum Anodizing Process: Techniques for Minimizing Rack Marks – Jack Tetrault, President of Sanford Process Company Woonsocket, RI (December 6, 2013) As a service provider of aluminum anodizing, we are often asked the question, “Can you anodize an aluminum part … Continue reading

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