Basics of Aluminum Anodizing
Anodizing is not actually a process of electroplating and other kind of organic coating. It is always unique to aluminum material. It has changed the application of aluminum products and its uses. It was actually developed in the early stages of 1930. Now, anodized aluminum and its finished products are easily available from job shops throughout the world and they are also not very expensive.
Process of Anodizing
This is a process that converts the surface of aluminum material to an oxide. This also offers very thick oxide coating if required. Rigidity of this coating also challenges the diamond. Due to this process you can see improvement abrasion resistance. It can also modify and improve the whole appearance of aluminum metal. By making use of dyes and other special methods, the final aluminum sheet metal that look like stainless steel or copper. With this process, you can also see the improvement in corrosion resistance. This is specially seen when your metal surface is directly exposed to humid and marine atmosphere. Even electrical insulation property of this finished product and its applications when its dielectric properties are significant. It is very easy to clean such kind of aluminum and it also resist to heat at very high temperature at which generally metal gets melt.