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Anodize (Type II "Soft" & Type III "Hard")

What is Anodize?

Anodize is a non-conductive oxide aluminum layer that provides durability and corrosion resistance.

The coating thickness depends on the Anodize Type and can range from .00007" - .0045". Different Aluminum Alloys allow different max coating thicknesses. Unlike other Electroplating coats, the anodized layer penetrates the base alloy first before building up. That is why the term "50% in and 50% out" is used in the anodizing industry when discussing the total build-up of a surface. 

Available colors include but are not limited to Grey, Black, Red, Blue, and Green.

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Anodize Call Outs

The Anodize Type refers to the composition of the oxide layer.

The Anodize Class refers to the color of the oxide layer.

Type I - Chromic Acid Anodzie

Type II - Regular "Soft" Sulfuric Acid Anodize

Type III - "Hard" Sulfuric Acid Anodize

Class 1 - Non-Dyed, commonly referred to as "Clear"

Class 2   - Dyed, (Black, Red, Blue, Etc..)

The type of Seal plays a factor in the functionality of the oxide layer.

 

For example, Type III nonsealed coatings offer the best abrasive resistance but have less corrosion resistance properties. Sealed anodize offers better corrosion resistance but offers less abrasive resistance.

Certifications:

We can certify jobs in accordance to the following specs:

 

GSA-08-2410

AMS 2482

MIL-A-8625

202-091770-002

202-002950-001

202-090140-001

Our process can comply with any Alodine Specification your print might have. Reach out to us and a representative will gladly assist you with this.

Industries we serve

Industrial

INDUSTRIAL

Semiconductor

SEMICONDUCTOR

HI Tech

HI-TECH

Medical

MEDICAL

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