ANODISING

Why Anodise Aluminium?

Without being too technical anodising successfully combines science with nature to create one of the worlds best metal finishes.

It is an electrochemical process that thickens and toughens the naturally occuring protective oxide. The finish, depending on the process used, is the second hardest substance known to man - behind diamond. This hardening of the surface of the metal is one of the main advantages of Anodising. The second is the ability to colour the surface as seen on page 2.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It works by using an electrochemical process where an oxide layer is grown on the surface of the aluminium. To achieve this the piece of aluminium is placed in an electrolytic solution and a current passed through it to an electrode.

The porous nature of the surface of the anodised laer allows the product to be dyed to any colour.

CLICK 'MORE' BELOW TO SEE EXAMPLES OF CLEAR AND COLOURED ANODISING.

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