Ti Anodizing Tips & Tricks

AMS 2488 Type II Titanium Anodizing

by Mark Emilio
AMS 2488 Type II titanium anodized medical screwsType II Titanium Anodizing

There is a lot of interest regarding Type II Titanium Anodizing (per AMS 2488D) and we get a lot of  repeated questions as a result.

Will the IPEC Console-style titanium anodizing lines work for either color anodizing or Type II?  The short answer to this is yes, but because the process time and DC current ..read more

How to Anodize Titanium

by Mark Emilio
Anodizing Titanium in a Console Module How to Anodize Titanium

We are often asked for a general description of the process steps to define “how to anodize titanium.”   Here is an overview of what a typical industrial titanium anodizing line would involve.  Note that we are assuming the parts have already been thoroughly cleaned and either rack-mounted or placed in an appropriate ..read more

Anodizing Titanium Medical Devices – Color Control

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www.anodizetitanium.com  medical devices

Anodizing Titanium Medical Devices – Fine Tune Your Colors

When you titanium anodize medical devices such as implants and bone screws, getting the precise color you want is sometimes very difficult. Here is a tip that may help…  Check your DC Power Supply’s Resolution.

 Anodizing Titanium Medical Devices- Using the Right ..read more

Anodizing Titanium and Ultrasonic Cleaning | titanium anodizing

by Ken Emilio
titanium anodizing equipment toolTitanium Anodizing Equipment & Ultrasonic Cleaning

When anodizing titanium implants and other complex components, significant challenges with cleaning can arise.   A properly cleaned part is essential for quality titanium anodizing — rejecting high value parts like surgical implants because of poor cleaning is a very costly proposition.

Many of the problems encountered in cleaning ..read more

Ti Anodizing – Rinse Tips | Titanium Anodizing

by Ken Emilio
Rinsing parts on a rackTitanium Anodizing – Rinsing Tips 

How Important IS Quality Rinsing?  … VERY!!

Titanium Anodizing – DI (Deionized) Water Rinse – Tap or industrial water has contaminants – usually calcium, sodium and magnesium. These are salts which can cause spots on the surface of cleaned parts and these spots can interfere with titanium anodizing quality. 

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Etching Titanium for Anodizing

by Mark Emilio
Etching Titanium for Anodizing


Question From our Customer In Sweden

“I am trying to etch titanium medical devices using an Ammonium Persulfate and Ammonium Bifluoride blend. The pH immediately after mixing was around 4.0 – 5.0.  Then I heated the mixed solution after stirring to approximately 120F and dipped the test piece into the solution but nothing happened. I ..read more

AMS 2488 Titanium Anodizing

by Ken Emilio
Titanium Anodized Parts per AMS 2488 Type 2AMS 2488 Titanium Anodizing, Type I & II

SAE   ASM 2488D Titanium Anodizing, Types 1 & 2, will be briefly reviewed in this article. 

All titanium anodize coatings are not the same. Anodizing titanium to achieve colors is different than anodizing titanium to achieve mechanical characteristics. The medical device and jewelry industries make use of color titanium ..read more

Ti Anodizing - Rinse Tips