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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.

anodize

To provide a hard, noncorrosive, electrolytic, oxide film on the surface of a metal, particularly aluminum, by electrolytic action.
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Sulka and Parkola [9] obtained good results for anodizing parameters control at 25 V for a temperature of 1[degrees]C.
Today the company specializes in complete packaging solutions that include value-add technologies such as hot foil stamping, flexographic offset printing, screen printing, laser engraving, embossing, debossing, and double anodizing. These vertically-integrated technological capabilities have allowed Anomatic to become a one-stop shop, able to design a product, create a prototype, fabricate it, anodize it, decorate it and assemble it, all in the same facility.
* Ti-Med 3 Titanium Anodizing (Type III--Color Anodizing)
Several authors (Das et al., 2007; Kumar et al., 2010; Narayanan & Seshadri, 2007) have developed anodizing processes of titanium alloys in phosphoric acid solution with a wide range of layer thicknesses (typically between 0.1 and 1.0 [micro]m) and pore sizes from nanometric scale to around 100 [micro]m, mainly for applications where elevated corrosion resistance is required.
Terryn, "Influence of the anodizing temperature on the porosity and the mechanical properties of the porous anodic oxide film," Surface and Coatings Technology, vol.
Although designed for exterior applications, Series 61 Anodized Effect powder coatings is also suitable for interior applications such as office and residential furniture, balustrades, door hardware, light fixtures, store fixtures, sporting goods, gaming machines as well as other industrial applications where an outdoor durability can be combined with a decorative anodizing appearance.
Therefore, through the titanium anodizing process it is possible to produce articles characterized by lightness, unique corrosion resistance, appealing esthetics as well as photoactive surface.
Decorex parts can be formed or cut and then assembled without any intermediate anodizing steps.
Typically, hard-coat anodizing produces, thickens and toughens aluminum's surface oxides.
They are made from a two-step process for its handles by anodizing the front of the panel and anodizing the back and sides.