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Topic: HEAT SPOTS ON ANODIZED ALUM EXTRUSIONS

IS THERE A WAY TO ANODIZE EXTRUSIONS TO PREVENT THE HEAT SPOTS FROM THE EXTRUSION PROCESS FROM COMING OUT DURING THE ANODIZE PROCESS?

DustinGebhardt

Re: HEAT SPOTS ON ANODIZED ALUM EXTRUSIONS

I'm assuming that the heat spots you are referring to are due to the heat generated during the extrusion process?

Do you have a picture of the problem?

Have you tried annealing the part after extrusion?

What alloy is this?

What is your anodizing process?

I did a quick Google search and I keep seeing recommendations to increase the cooling on the runout table.

-Dustin Gebhardt, CEF

Advanced Manufacturing/Finishing Engineer

Moen

Sanford, NC