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What is Industrial Anodizing?

What is Industrial Anodizing?

The process of anodizing involves converting the aluminum surface to aluminum oxide. The converted oxide surface makes the part more durable in many ways. Type 2 Anodize is typically used for corrosion resistance and appearance. Type 3 Anodize is typically used for wear resistance.

What is the Anodizing Aluminum Process?

Anodizing involves placing the aluminum part(s) in a cold temperature controlled acidic electrolyte bath via a rack(s), then applying a specific amount of electrical current to the load of parts for a given cycle time depending on the thickness required. The Type of anodize specified by the customer determines bath temperature, amps per square foot of part surface, and cycle time.

Where to Get Aluminum Anodizing?

Anodizing can be a challenging process to get right, so most anodizing is done by specialty metal finishing companies such as Secoa. We have the proper equipment and expertise to ensure that your anodize requirements are handled properly and efficiently.

What Does Anodizing Do?

The main and primary benefits of anodizing is to provide corrosion resistant, wear resistant, a non-conductive surface, and weld-spatter resistance. Some customers request it for improvement in appearance.

How Thick is Anodizing?

Anodize is unique in that 50% of its thickness is penetration into the original base alloy and 50% is actual build. Type 2 thickness is typically in the range of .0005” to .0010”. Type 3 thickness is typically .0018” to .0022”.

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