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anodize

[′an·ə‚dīz]
(metallurgy)
To form a decorative or protective passive film on a metal part by making it the anode of a cell and applying electric current.
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anodize

To provide a hard, noncorrosive, electrolytic, oxide film on the surface of a metal, particularly aluminum, by electrolytic action.
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Like many processes it is down to the quality of the application, each pretreatment process, chrome based, chrome free and anodising are all approved and offer guarantees.
Badger Anodising went on to say that "The second reason is because even though we are mobile compliant as per Google Rules, the mobile version of our website is extremely plain so we want to make that look better for mobile and tablet visitors.
Current annual production capacity there is around 40,000 tonnes with four extrusion presses, two aluminium cast furnaces, one anodising line, two vertical powder coating lines, two wood finish paint lines, one thermal break crimping line, two polishing machines, two protective tape machines and three automatic packing lines.
However, the porous aluminium oxide film properties is strictly influenced by anodising process parameter such as anodising voltage, electrolyte temperature, acid concentration and duration of anodising process.
Thus, anodising of aluminium alloys is a good alternative to obtain low-cost template for the synthesis of nanostructured materials.
The more expensive, often hand finished dies, are kept for anodising specifications.
Through the years, the firm continued to grow into what it is today: an established and reputable anodising company in the Midlands.
The advanced anodising unit is designed to produce about 6,000 tonnes of anodised aluminium annually, a 67 per cent increase over the current production levels.
Whilst anodising an aluminium surface offers a 'natural' colour and appearance which changes with the direction of light and the type of processed aluminium used, it may present colour consistency issues--particularly between extrusions and sheets.
Anodising is carried out in a Galvatek automated finishing line supplied by Turbex, which was deemed to be the best all-round package of three alternatives considered.
Two members of QUALICOAT UK & Ireland have already invested heavily in the installation of anodising plants to take advantage of this method of pretreatment.
Airbus have promoted using the Tartaric Anodising process instead.