TYPE II Aluminum Anodizing
Anodizing is a very common finish that can be used for most aluminum alloys. The anodize “coating” is a much thicker version of the naturally occurring oxide that develops on the surface of aluminum. Technically, anodizing is an electrochemical conversion process, meaning the surface of the metal is converted or changed to the aluminum oxide, unlike a powder coat or paint, which is deposited on top of the metal.
- Improved abrasion resistance
- Improved corrosion resistance
- Improved appearance
- Minimal impact on part tolerance
One of the interesting properties of the anodize pore structure is its willingness to absorb dyes. When left undyed, anodized aluminum has a warm amber to gold hue…or perhaps you prefer a deep rich black for your parts.
Our vibratory finishing service will leave your parts with a finger friendly, consistent matte finish. The eased edges also make it a good pretreatment for powder coated work.
Anodizing Removal and Re-coating
This is relatively straight forward process that removes the existing anodize coating in preparation for a new anodize coating to be applied. Knowing which alloy is present is key to a successful re-anodize project.