Review of the International Anodising Conference

Posted in the category on 9 October 2013

The International Anodising Conference was the best attended so far, with delegates and speakers from around the globe meeting in the wonderful city of Seattle, WA

The conference opened with a half day Quality Workshop. There were a number of speakers followed by table discussions on ‘Defects, their causes and cures’. The standout of the session was a talk on Effective Trouble Shooting, given by Linda Newman, from Houghton Metal Finishing Group.

The second day opened with a an Informative lecture by Dr Arthur Brace about the anodic coating. Other talks followed around the topic of recycling aluminium. The afternoon was broken up into three different focus tracks; Technical, Aerospace & Transportation and finally Scientific. Richard Mahn’s talk on Integrate Cleaning with the Processing of Aluminium and the Environment was outstanding.

The final morning was dedicated to another general session and we were again exposed to some fascinating lectures. One of the most interesting was given by Professor Mathieu Brochu, of McGill University. He spoke about Coupling Solar Energy Conversion Devices to Anodised Aluminium Alloys.

On the whole this was a great conference, giving the attendees lots to go away and think about for the future.

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