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    Hi all.

    Looking for guides on anodizing aluminum. I have seen a few online but looking for recommendations on ones other people have followed.
    I don't really have time to experiment too much with this so rather just find a good guide and go from there instead of messing around.

    Thanks
    Jack,

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    http://www.caswellplating.com.au/LCD.pdf

    pretty much all you need to know... easiest method for the DIYer i believe

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    Caswell guide is probably the best one that's easily available.

    The other guide if you can track down a copy, was the guide by Ron Newman. He used to have a section of his website dedicated to it, and supplied the stuff on the other side of the pond, but he stopped selling anodising stuff, and stopped selling his guide as well, so he could concentrate on his telescope parts.
    I do have a PDF file which is just a screen grab from his website page covering anodising, which has a few hints/tips. If you want a copy, PM me your email and I'll send a copy across.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

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    m-c, is this the Ron Newman guide that refer to? www.uponone.com/howtos/1.pdf

    Nick.

    Edit:- This looks like the information off his website, rather than the guide.
    Last edited by Nick952; 20-09-2017 at 11:53 AM.

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    Nick, that is similar to what I've already got, albeit cleaned up a bit, and the equipment sales bits removed.

    I don't think Ron ever sold the guide digitally, as any reference I did find, was to a paper manual.
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    Thanks for all the info guys!

    Don't know if I replied to the email or not, but thanks for the PDF!

    Finally get to start reading it tonight.



    As for power supply. I already had the DPS5015 though never go around to building the whole thing with PSU. So grabbed a 48V 10A 480W cheapo from eBay and that should arrive next week.
    I have had pretty good luck with these supplies so far. Have about five 12-24v ones but no 32-48v ones.

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    What are you guys using for heating the baths?
    And what material should the containers be? PP should be alright?

    Thanks

    [edit]
    https://imgur.com/a/1kwXy
    This guy does not use heat for the dye, I am guessing the heat helps?
    Last edited by JOGARA; 27-09-2017 at 03:31 PM.

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    I've never got as far as setting up an anodising line, as I'm struggling for space, and never did find out the legalities of disposing of the waste.

    When I looked into it, I was going to just buy one of the Caswell kits so I knew everything would work, however I see they only offer the one kit now, and is quite a bit more expensive than what I remember.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    Is the part actually being anodised?
    Enough current flowing for the duration, with a good contact to the work piece?
    Using a grade of aluminium that can be anodised?
    I believe so.
    Using eco cast from aluminium warehouse

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    https://youtu.be/6zoH5OUDsAo

    Not sure what is wrong. It looks like it is anodising but just doesn't want to take the ink.





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