Anodize is an electrochemical process that creates a porous aluminum oxide layer. Coating properties are varied by changing the process conditions- harder for high wear and abrasion applications, or bright and shiny for highly cosmetic parts.
Once formed, the coating can be left natural (clear to gray) or colored by dyeing. It is also possible to impregnate the coating to reduce coefficient of friction. Electrolytic processes can be used to create UV-resistant coatings with high absorbance/low reflectance for the laser and optics industry, and withstand modern sterilization procedures without discoloration.
Masking or plugging can be used to produce areas free of anodization coating.
Prior to anodizing, we can modify the parts surface either mechanically or chemically.
Media blasting can be used to remove marks from your manufacturing process and produce a finish that is very even in appearance.
Chemically we can create a range of surface finishes from flat/matte to bright and shiny.
Our Solutions:Soft/decorative anodize
- Mil-A-8625 Type II (class 1 & 2)
- Mil-A-8625 Type III (class 1 & 2)
- Teflon impregnation
- Low reflectivity, high absorbance, UV stable coloration
- Thermally stable coating
- Withstands sterilization processes
- Standards color include - gold, orange, green, blue, purple, red, olive/brown & black
- Effects include - camo, "splash", variageted/acid wash and sublimation
- R5 - high gloss finish
- CP1 - semigloss, no-streak finish
- Glass bead
- Aluminum oxide
- Steel shot
- Masking & plugging
- FFL license
- Close tolerance