What is anodising?
Also known as electrochemical surface treatment, anodising enhances the natural oxide layer of an aluminium surface when it comes into contact with oxygen. Anodising increases corrosion resistance and surface hardness, as well as allowing dyeing (colouring), improved lubrication and adhesion. We can help you with several different types of anodising, including; hard anodising, chromic acid anodising (CAA) and sulphuric acid anodising (SAA).
How does anodising work?
By immersing an aluminium component in the electrolytic solution, an oxide film is formed on the surface of the part. This film is incorporated into the metal itself, making the aluminium surface more durable. Anodising plants can also be combined with etching, cleaning and non-destructive testing (NDT) processes.
When to use anodising?
Anodising is used when your aluminium components require electrochemical surface treatment, especially for companies within the:
Manufacturing of components
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