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Good Books on Plating, Anodizing, and Chem Films


Q. I am looking for good books on Plating, Anodizing, and Chemical Films. Especially the last two. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Erik O [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Upland, California, USA


A. My own list of "must have" books is printed at We've also compiled a list of plating and anodizing books available for on-line ordering from Amazon at and included some mini book reviews of a few of them.

Ted Mooney,
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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


A. This is a very good book for you: The Surface Treatment and Finishing of Aluminum and Its Alloys by S. Wernick, R. Pinner, P.G. Sheasby.

Good Luck.

S. Y. Yuen
- Hong Kong, China

May 3, 2014

Q. Looking for books on anodizing titanium for commercial use.

Penni Higgens
- Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania USA

May 2014

A. Hi Penni. I can't think of any books that cover that topic, but probably the most important single document is AMS 2488 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet], "Anodic Treatment - Titanium and Titanium Alloys Solution pH 13 or Higher". The Metal Finishing Information Service database lists a good number of journal articles, patents, and conference proceedings on the subject -- please see Good luck.


Ted Mooney,
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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

May 7, 2014


You can contact me for full package of titanium anodizing: color anodizing, hard anodizing, acidic anodizing, AMS 2488D anodizing, volcano anodizing (or porous anodizing) for dental implants, black anodizing for aerospace and jewelry. We are also in PA, and can come and set up all those processes.

Anna Berkovich
Russamer Labs
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