What is anodizing?

- Apr 10, 2018 -

Anodizing is a protective and decorative surface treatment used to enhance the working qualities and visual appeal of items, which are made from a range of metals including aluminum alloys, zinc and titanium. The treatment involves manipulation of the natural oxide layers on the metals to produce thicker and more durable films. When applied thinly, anodized films also tend to cause light interference resulting in attractive surface patterns and multicolor effects. In addition to the improved wear and corrosion resistance offered by anodizing, treated parts are also less inclined to exhibit galling of friction surfaces.