Summery of two important anodizing conferences

This year two anodizing conferences took place in a row.

The International Hard Anodizing Association, IHAA, 13th Technical Symposium in Las Vegas,NV September 29 - October 1, 2010 and the Aluminum Anodizers Councils, AAC, 19th AnnualInternational Anodizing Conference & Exposition, October 5-7, 2010 in Montréal, Québec, CA.

The International Hard Anodizing Association symposium

72 hard coat people from all over the world listened to the most experienced and knowledgeable industry and university experts, talking about all different topics regarding hard anodizing. Topics as plasma electrolytic oxidation, advanced anodizing using process control technology, Interfacial Phenomena, Hard Anodizing 7000 alloys, blistering, flaking and pitting, hardanodizing - what is hard?, Hardness vs. Wear resistance, Oxalic Acid Anodizing in Japan, FDAapproval of Hard Anodizing, Dyeing Anodic Coatings and much more - plus the very importantpart of this symposium - the networking between the sessions and during the lunches and dinners.

The Aluminum Anodizers Councils Conference

Some of the people who attended the IHAA symposium chose to fly up to Canada to meet with140 people from the anodizing industry. General sessions and three different focus sessions gave a lot of opportunities to hear what ever you thought interesting, and meet a lot of different people.

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