Anodizing is a process by which a protective and aesthetic layer of aluminum or aluminum alloy is applied to metal surfaces. This process is often used on metal parts of cars, furniture, electronics and other components.
The anodizing is done by an electrochemical process where the metal surface is dipped into a solution of aluminium, which is then electrically charged. This results in the formation of aluminium oxide, which deposits on the surface of the metal and forms a protective layer.
This layer has several advantages. It is highly resistant to corrosion, which means that the metal surface remains in good condition for longer. In addition, anodizing provides high aesthetic value because the aluminium layer has a glossy appearance.
There are several different types of anodizing, the most common being anodic anodizing and plain anodizing. Anodic anodizing is used to form a thick and durable layer, while smooth anodizing is used to form a fine and smooth layer.
Anodizing is often applied in the automotive industry, where it is used on metal parts of cars such as wheels. However, it is also used, for example, in the electronics industry, where it is applied to metal parts of electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers.
It is important to note that anodizing is not suitable for all types of metals, for example iron or steel are not suitable for this process. Therefore, you need to carefully consider the suitability of the metal before you start, we will be happy to advise you on this.
In general, anodizing is a process that is often used to protect and improve the aesthetic appearance of metal surfaces. It is very effective in combating corrosion and provides a glossy appearance. However, it is not suitable for all types of metals.