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2017 Anodizing Workshops

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Advance to the Next Level with Value-Added Options

Adding optional events can help you gain more insight into the world of anodizing so you can advance your knowledge, move your career forward, and help your company move forward! 


School for Anodizers

AAC developed the School for Anodizers as an educational program for industry professionals to improve their operations and level of expertise. The following courses are offered as additional educational options during the 2017 Aluminum Anodizing & Extrusion Summit.  Additional fee and registration are required.

 

Course Fees

Level 1 and Level 2 Anodizing Workshops are available for an additional charge to your Anodizing & Extrusion Summit registration fee. If you do not plan to attend the Summit but wish to attend the Workshop(s) ONLY, use the registration form on this website to register. All fees are per person.

 

Course Name   AEC/AAC Members    Nonmembers
Level 1: Anodizing Essentials   $400   $800
Level 2: Anodizing Quality   $400   $800


Anodizing Essentials Workshop – Level 1 • Monday, September 18, 2017 (Full Day)

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This one-day program for anodizers teaches the fundamentals and the foundation of quality anodizing. This basic course explains how to anodize aluminum properly and was developed by anodizing professionals for anodizing professionals.

With an emphasis on quality, the program takes the learner through the entire process – beginning with the metallurgical properties of aluminum alloys commonly anodized right through to the final rinse and sealing processes. This course is ideal for those who may be new to working the anodizing line, as well as those who oversee the process or who may simply want a refresher – a reminder of best practices.

This one-day program for anodizers teaches the fundamentals and the foundation of quality anodizing and explains how to anodize aluminum properly. The workshop was developed by anodizing professionals for anodizing professionals.

With an emphasis on quality, the program takes the learner through the entire process – beginning with the metallurgical properties of aluminum alloys commonly anodized right through to the final rinse and sealing processes. This course is ideal for those who may be new to working the anodizing line, as well as those who oversee the process or who may simply want a refresher – a reminder of best practices. 


Registration for this course includes breakfast, lunch, welcome reception, and course materials.


Monday, September 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Anodizing Overview & Anodizing Video

Jude Mary Runge, Ph.D., CompCote International, Inc.

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Metallurgy Basics for Aluminum Surfaces

Jude Mary Runge, Ph.D.,CompCote International, Inc.

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Racking - Part 1

Ed Burlingham, Burlingham International, Inc.

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Racking - Part 2

Terry Ciszewski, RIGHTech Fabrications

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Cleaning & Rinsing

Richard Mahn, Technical Services LLC – Representing Houghton Metal Finishing

10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Etch & Desmut

Linda Newman, Houghton Metal Finishing

11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bright Dipping

Mary Oakley, PotashCorp (PCS)

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Anodizing Basics for Aluminum Surfaces

Jude Mary Runge, Ph.D., CompCote International, Inc.

2:00 p.m. –  2:35 p.m.

Power - Rectifiers & Transformers for the Aluminum Surface Treatment Industry

Waasy Boddison, American Plating Power, LLC

2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Break
3:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Dyeing & Electrolytic Coloring

Mark Jozefowicz, Reliant Aluminum Products, LLC

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sealing the Anodic Oxide

Pinakin Patel,Techevon, LLC

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Q&A (All Faculty)
Concluding Remarks


 

Anodizing Quality Workshop – Level 2 • Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

This advanced class moves beyond the anodizing basics to address quality and process issues commonly faced by anodizers. The first half of the workshop explains manufacturing processes and metal finishing, followed by how to recognize and troubleshoot anomalies that may manifest through the processes discussed. The second half of the workshop offers a series of interactive “Troubleshooting Stations” where process experts will host small groups to discuss various individual problems, building on the principles presented in the first half of the workshop. 

Registration for this course includes breakfast, working lunch, welcome reception, and course materials.


Workshop Topics:

  •  - Anodizing Basics for Aluminum Surfaces
  •  - Manufacturing Processes

 - Effective Troubleshooting

  •  - A Systems Approach to Quality Anodizing 
  •  - Breakout Tabletop Discussions of Anomalies (defects), their Causes and Cures

 

Feel free to bring in your own small pieces of anodized aluminum that you are having a problem with and the group will help you figure out a solution.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Richard Mahn,Technical Services LLC – Representing Houghton Metal Finishing Company
Anodizing in a Nutshell & Anodizing Video
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Jude Mary Runge, Ph.D.,CompCote International, Inc.
Manufacturing and Microstructure - Impact on the Aluminum Surface and Impact on Anodizing
10:15 a.m.  – 10:35 a.m.
Vance Jones, Easton Technical Products
Anodizing to Meet Specifications
10:35 a.m.  – 10:50 a.m.
Break
10:50 a.m.  – 11:30 p.m.
Vance Jones, Easton Technical Products
A Systems Approach to Quality Anodizing
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Linda Newman, Houghton Metal Finishing
Effective Trouble Shooting - Part 1

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Break
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Mark Jozefowicz, Reliant Aluminum Products, LLC
Effective Trouble Shooting - Part 2
2:15 p.m.  – 3:45 p.m. Table Discussions