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Anodizing Companies

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Leading Companies:

  • Reading, PA 610-374-5107

    Specializing in color anodizing and chemical brightening for over 60 years, US Anodize has wasted no time in perfecting our aluminum anodizing methods and manufacturing process. We offer aluminum anodizing, PERMODIZE®, chromate conversion, and laser engraving. We serve a variety of industries, including automotive, military, medical, and more. We are capable of completing custom orders in our 50,000 square foot facility through the use of both of our high-volume anodizing lines.

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  • Chavies, KY, Chatham, ON 877-556-9191

    We offer standard anodized aluminum finishes such as bright and satin clear, gold, bronze, brown, and black anodizing. With our electrolytic and anodizing color capabilities, we can match your color requirements. We also offer electrolytic color anodizing for lengths up to 28. Many of our anodized aluminum finishes are approved to various automotive and military anodize standards.

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  • Dexter, MI 734-426-2855

    Since 1976 Alpha Metal Finishing has been a trusted leader in anodizing, hardcoat and chemical film (chromate conversion) services. In addition, Alpha now provides stainless steel passivation. We are passionate about providing superior quality, rapid turnaround, and friendly, responsive service. Alpha is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Call us today for your finishing needs!

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  • Union, NJ 908-687-4646

    For 40 years, Foremost Manufacturing has specialized in aluminum anodizing, bright dip anodizing, color anodizing, and clear coat anodizing. We serve various industries and applications, including indoor and outdoor, theatrical and photographic and medical.

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  • Burbank, CA 818-845-7251

    For over 50 years, K&L Anodizing has provided metal finishing services for manufacturers, machine shops, tool & die, aerospace, medical, government & commercial industries. We provide multicolor anodizing; anodizing per Mil-8625—types I, II, III—dyed & non-dyed; & a variety of related services.

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Anodizing Industry Information

Anodizing

Anodizing is a technique used to change the exterior of a metal. A change in the surface topography and crystal structure may occur, as well as an increase in corrosion resistance when anodizing. The process of anodizing is often used to protect titanium and aluminum from abrasion and corrosion. It also allows metals to be dyed in various colors.

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Applications of Anodizing

Anodizing is an important industrial process. Anodized metals are popular throughout industry and commerce, including the computer product context. They are valued for their corrosion-resistant properties and their appearance. They can be used in decorative paneling, as housing for electronics (like computers), as furniture components, and in many other applications. Types of anodizing include titanium anodizing, niobium anodizing, and aluminum anodizing. Aluminum anodizing is the most popular because the chemical structure of aluminum alloys are strengthened by an anodizing treatment rather than deteriorated as some metals are. Iron, for example, rusts when bathed or painted with the acid treatment.

Anodizing Processes

The essence of this acid treatment varies, but three common styles are the chromic acid anodization, sulfuric acid anodization, and hard anodization. All three processes involve immersing a metal into a vat of chromic or sulfuric acid, and then using an electric current to change the chemical structure on the surface of the metal. With certain metals like aluminum and titanium, the oily and corrosive substances strengthen and harden the metals, making them weatherproof and also improving them aesthetically.

Anodizing Customizations

Color anodizing, clear anodizing and custom anodizing are a few examples of other anodizing processes also offered by anodizing operations. Clear anodizing is the natural result of a sulfuric acid treatment, although it can be turned into a color anodization because the pore size after anodizing is larger and soaks up color better. Custom anodizing is available for consumers that require specific levels of hardness, thickness or color. This is when the less well known anodizing styles are employed, smaller scale processes that offer more control and precision. Painting rather than submerging the metal in organic, citric, or boric acids is a variation often used by custom anodizers.

Disadvantages of Using Anodizing

The anodizing process, which literally is changing the chemical structure of a metal, is not always environmentally friendly. Certain types of anodizing emit toxic fumes into the atmosphere that can be detrimental to the health of the planet as well as humans in the area. Thankfully, there are enough safe acids that can be utilized that the industry is not suffering, and there are organizations that regulate the process to ensure safety.