Anodize/HardCoat

HardCoat (MIL-A-8625, Type III ) or Anodize (MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 1 or Class 2)

anodize

When an aluminum part is made the anode in an electrolytic cell it forms an anodic oxide on the surface of the aluminum.   This process is know as anodizing.  Anodizing is used for many home and industrial applications. Anodizing of aluminum gives the base metal a very porous nature, whereby dyes and pigments are readily absorbed. By this process it is more effective to color aluminum, while also giving it a natural resistance to the corrosion.

 

We offer two different types of anodize. One being conventional anodize, and the second being HardCoat. Each one has varying properties, but both follow the same principle.

 Benefits

Improved corrosion resistance
Better wear and abrasion properties
Exceptional porosity (able to absorb pigments/choice of colors without added thickness of paint)

 

Typical Applications

Fixture work

Tooling

Aerospace, and automotive  industry specs

 Cookware

 

 

You can email the line operator of this process at:  mike@colorcoatplating.com