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Fundamentals of metal finishing necessary to protect exterior products against environmental corrosion. Pretreatment and passivation of aluminum and magnesium alloys are demonstrated by comparing hexavalent chromium to non-chromate conversion coatings. Quality assurance standards for polyester powder coat are explained and QA testing of adhesion, cross-link, bonding, and MIL-STD thickness are performed.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn the environmentally safe methods in finishing and the benefits of non-chromate processes.
2. How to determine if an exterior aluminum lighting fixture has been adequately conversion coated?
3. Understand the benefits of stringent quality control and the effects upon maintenance schedules/budgets after installation.
4. Understand and perform QA testing of adhesion, cross-link and bonding, and MIL-STD thickness.
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