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2019 Fall Conference - Aluminum Anodizers Council - School for Anodizers
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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 Annual Anodizing Conference. Additional fee and registration are required.

Anodizing Essentials Workshop - Level 1
Monday, September 30
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Value-Added Option) 


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.

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


Anodizing Quality & Troubleshooting Workshop - Level 2
Tuesday, October 1
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Value-Added Option)

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.

*Feel free to bring in your own small pieces of anodized aluminum and questions and the group can help you troubleshoot a solution.

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