Aluminum Anodizing

This 2 day class provides the participants with a broad range of information related to aluminum anodizing processes and history, the anodizing industry, process capabilities and limitations, as well as the benefits of process control. The course consists of 2 training days at CHEMEON’s Technology Center (Tech Center) in Minden, NV (Reno/Lake Tahoe). The class is written and taught by instructors with strong industrial experience background in the science.

Day 1 Program

  1. CHEMEON Technology Center (Tech Center) Tour, Course Overview and Introduction
  2. Preprocessing
    - Handling & Inspection
    - Aluminum Alloys
    - Mechanical Finishing
    - Racking
  3. Pretreatment
    - Cleaning
    - Etching
    - Bright Dipping
    - Deoxidizing
    - Desmutting
    - Rinsing
  4. Anodizing
    - Definition
    - Process of Oxide Formation
    - Types of Anodizing
    - CHEMEON and Anodize control
    - Surface Area Calculations
    - Factors Contributing to Oxide Characteristics
    - Facility Requirements
  5. Post Treatment
    - Electrolytic Color
    - Dye
    - Seal

Day 2 Program

  1. Quality Control, Troubleshooting
  2. Anodizing Applications
  3. IPC: General Information

The second half of day 2 is devoted to anodizing in the Tech Center laboratory. While CHEMEON will have representative aluminum samples available to work on, students are encouraged to bring their own materials for anodizing and discussion.

For questions or to schedule your training class, email Shay Davis at or complete the inquiry form below.

Training Class Inquiry

    Happy Customers

    "It was a tremendously useful class for me. I learned a lot. Their way of explaining all the things is superb. As well as their patience with my questions. Their dominion of this matter is amazing. Complementing the theory with the practical class made a whole world of a difference. I really enjoyed the human side of the class as well." 

    George Duris - Owner Duris-Electroplating Inc.