Manufacturing process improvement thesis paper
Mar 28, 2018
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Titanium Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of titanium components, with minimal dimensional change. Titanium anodizing is classified in four types; the focus of this project is Titanium Anodizing Type III, which offers a perceived spectrum of surface colors on titanium components without offering anti-galling or wear resistivity. In the medical industry this process is widely used in orthopedic components such as bone screws and plates, to ease the identification of the component to be implanted, by using specific colors according to the size, without having to use measuring devices during surgery.
The purpose of this report is to document the evolution of this process implementation at Pulse Technologies, Inc., from the installation of the equipment to the present day, exposing some of the problems encountered in the development of the project and the executed solutions.
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