July 10, 2007
By: Tammy Schroeder
Anodizing combines with nature to create one of the world's best metal finishes. It is the process of electrochemically controlling, accelerating, and enhancing oxidation of an aluminum tube, creating a durable, scratch-resistant coating on the surface comparable to a sapphire. Architectural anodize finishes are limited to certain colors, and it is impossible to produce a perfect color match. Perform as much bending and forming as possible before finishing.
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How the mental game applies to welding—lessons from Yogi - by Josh Welton
Various factors help determine success in any field, be it baseball or welding. Skills and physical stamina are important. So is your mentality.
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