Anodizing

FINISHES
Finishing - Anodizing

What is anodizing?

Anodizing is a top choice for achieving a high-quality surface finish on CNC machined and sheet metal fabricated parts. This process creates a thin oxide layer, which enhances the part’s corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal. The process involves several steps, including chemical baths, cleaning, pretreatment, immersion, and dyeing or sealing. Anodizing offers a wide range of colors and finishes to choose from. It ensures the parts maintain their original integrity and quality, even when exposed to abrasive environments or frequent use. This is the ideal solution if you are looking for parts that can withstand harsh conditions, look pleasing, and retain their quality over time.

Material Aluminum
Surface
Natural, Bead Blasted, Brushed
Available Colors
Clear, Black, Red, Blue, Orange, Gold
Manufacturing Finishes - Anodizing II & III

Our anodizing process:

The process involves several steps to transform the surface of a metal into a more durable and corrosion-resistant form.

  1. The metal is cleaned and prepared to remove impurities or surface contaminants.
  2. It is placed into a bath of electrolytes, and an electric current is applied, causing oxygen ions to bond with the metal’s surface and forming a new layer called an oxide finish. This porous layer allows for the absorption of dyes or other treatments to add color or other properties to the finished product.
  3. The metal is rinsed and sealed with hot water or another chemical to lock in the finish of the oxide and prevent further degradation. The entire process can take several hours or even days, depending on the type of metal and desired finish.

Why choose anodizing for your project?

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates a protective layer on aluminum. This process provides increased durability, corrosion resistance, and improved appearance. It involves chemically treating the metal surface with an electrical current to generate an oxide layer that improves surface finish, hardness, and scratch resistance. The oxide layer created by anodizing creates a smooth and consistent color resistant to fading and chipping. Moreover, anodizing is cost-effective and has little impact on material strength or weight. It is a reliable and effective process to achieve high-quality surface finishes, increased durability, and improved aesthetics.