Quality of anodized aluminum, both mechanical and aesthetic, is affected by a number of parameters. Two parameters that have larger effects on finish and quality are anodize temperature and current density.
A major European steel cold rolling customer had unstable concentration measurements while using online sensors of the cold rolling emulsion system.
Aerospace companies face challenges today as never before. Under growing pressure to increase productivity and throughput, reduce environmental impact, they are also dealing with new highly engineered materials creating new requirements in manufacturing processes and metalworking fluids.
Since the breakthrough of the two-piece DWIcan, in particular for beverages in the 1970s, there has been tremendous technical developmentof the process.
A US based global Tier I supplier to the automotive industry utilizes Quaker Houghton aqueous quenchants for their induction hardening processes.
One of the world’s largest suppliers of landing gear for commercial, military and business aircraft and other advanced aerospace and defense products was looking to improve production cost while maintaining or improving product quality.
A producer of aluminum clad alloys was experiencing problems in their rolling process in which gray line defects were detected on their coils with their existing rolling oil supplier.
A major Chinese aluminum company producing 3xxx and 4xxx series aluminum alloy clad coils had problems with their current supplier of rolling oil. Issues encountered were: • Bacterial issues in the coolant • Unstable surface quality in their battery material coils • Appearance of black lines in the aluminum
A manufacturer of aluminum sheets and coils requires high quality standards at all levels due to a focus on aerospace applications. In the breakdown mill process, a soap based emulsion was causing issues including: • Stains on the rolled aluminum • Dirt buildup in the mill • Tankside additives needed Additionally, the company did not have any product support from their supplier.
Dust can create problems that impact operational efficiency, impair visibility, increase accident risk, and have detrimental effects on the health of workers and the environment. To address these issues, companies in different industries use water as a dust suppression, which is a continuous and costly activity. Communities and regulatory agencies are putting pressure on companies to improve their methods of dust suppression because of the many problems dust is likely to generate.