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Specs for hardcoat Anodizing


Q. I am into blackened anodizing, can you please inform me with the American hardcoat standards, Mil-A-8625 [link is to free spec spec at Defense Logistics Agency, dla.mil] type III and AMS2469 [affil. link to spec at Techstreet] (wear test) and also the European hardcoat standards, ISO 10074 [affil. link to spec at Techstreet] and BS 5599 [affil. link to spec at Techstreet] as soon as possible.


Gerald C. F [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

April 25, 2008

A. Hi, Gerald. We've linked your inquiry to sources of those standards to help you buy them; with the exception of the Mil spec, these are all copyrighted specifications and cannot be copied for you -- according to international copyright law you must buy your own copies. Good luck.


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Q. What is the equivalent spec. in China for the Mil-A-8625 [link is to free spec spec at Defense Logistics Agency, dla.mil] type III class 2 black hardcoat? Thanks.

T. C. Haung
- N Billerica, Massachusetts


A. Mil-A-8625 [link is to free spec spec at Defense Logistics Agency, dla.mil]F Type III is recognized and used all over the world for hardcoat anodizing. A survey of International Hardcoat Anodizing Association (IHAA) members found ISO 10074 [affil. link to spec at Techstreet] as the only other specification widely used outside of the United States.

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