anodize

(redirected from Anodising)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Anodising: electroplating

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.

anodize

To provide a hard, noncorrosive, electrolytic, oxide film on the surface of a metal, particularly aluminum, by electrolytic action.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Dr Andrew Wilson, managing director of BCW Treatments explained, "Although more than a century old, modern anodising is an exacting discipline requiring extremely close control to achieve the highest quality and even more importantly the correct film properties.
Through the years, the firm continued to grow into what it is today: an established and reputable anodising company in the Midlands.
It works particularly well the new Tartaric Sulphuric anodising process preferred by Airbus.
South West Metal Finishing, which provides surface finishing services to sectors including aerospace, marine and automotive, has acquired the plant to replace an existing acid anodising process which is being phased out in new legislation.
Practically any deposition can be applied using this method including anodising and metal plating.
A major development of its anodising capability is now fully operational at surface preparation specialist, Protech, as the result of a new purpose-designed installation undertaken by Jacquet Weston Engineering (JWE).
The anodising plant is a modern, multistage, multi-process production line with a work envelope of 6 x 1.
Anodising in several forms has been in use for many years but only in the last couple has a major evolution occurred.
In this paper we will look at the factors contributing to the removal of air from anodising baths and address the best available replacement technology--Eductor agitation.