Hardcoat Anodizing


What is hardcoat anodizing?

Hardcoat anodizing is a process that creates a robust and wear-resistant coating on aluminum parts. This involves cleaning and immersing the component in an electrolyte solution, which develops an oxide layer on the surface via an electric current. The thicker the oxide layer, the more durable and protective the coating. This process is commonly used in high-wear industries like aerospace, military, and automotive, as these coatings offer greater longevity and toughness than other anodization methods.

Materials Aluminum & Titanium
Enhances corrosion and wear resistance as well as increases hardness
Manufacturing Finishes - Anodizing II & III

Our hardcoat anodizing process:

It is a surface treatment process that provides superior hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance to metal parts. 

1. The metal part is cleaned thoroughly to remove any dirt, oil, or other contaminants on the surface.
2. The metal part is immersed in an electrolytic solution and anodized using a direct current to create an oxide layer on the surface.
3. We use a specialized anodizing solution to create a thick, dense oxide layer for maximum protection.
4. The part is sealed in hot water or nickel fluoride solution to close the pores and increase the hardness of the anodized layer.
5. The finished part is inspected for quality and can be subjected to further surface finishing processes like sandblasting, polishing, or coloring.

Our hard coat anodizing process is ideal for high-stress industrial applications where parts require increased durability and resistance to harsh environmental conditions.

Why choose hardcoat anodizing for your next project?

Hardcoat anodizing is a remarkable form of metal finishing. With its ability to deliver outstanding durability and corrosion resistance, it’s no wonder it has become the go-to choice for those seeking optimal metal protection. By chemically converting the surface of the metal into a thick layer of aluminum oxide, it creates a shield against cracks and scratches that would otherwise jeopardize the integrity of the material. This ensures the material can withstand various environments, including those highly exposed to wear and tear.

Moreover, hard coat anodizing not only provides excellent protection but also enhances the material’s aesthetic. The process can be applied to different metals, adding an extra layer of versatility to the finish. In summary, it is highly recommended for those who want to give their material long-lasting protection while maintaining its appearance. Choosing a hard coat anodizing is a decision you won’t regret!