ANODIZING ALUMINUM ADDS FUNCTIONALITY & EYE APPEAL
Anodized aluminum finishes meet the precise needs of a wide range of applications. From a precision component critical to the operation of a spacecraft, to medical device cases and trays, and even textured knobs for control panels on commercial aircraft…from machined parts subject to abrasive wear, to brightly colored consumer products, anodizing can economically add necessary operating characteristics and eye appeal. Anodized coatings stand up well to extremes of heat and weather where products are to be used outdoors.
STANDARD ANODIZING (SULFURIC ACID TYPE II) – The most common and cost-effective anodizing process. Provides excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance. Except for die castings, these coatings are easily dyed a wide range of colors.
HARD ANODIZING (TYPE III) – Hardness equal to hard chrome plating is easily attainable. These coatings accept black dyes well, while lighter colors are available on thinner coatings. Type III provides excellent wear resistance and heat dissipation. This coating has an outstanding ability to absorb a variety of lubricants and is, therefore, recommended where friction is a factor.
This high-speed racing bike uses multiple finishing and coating techniques. The frame is polished and clear anodized. The swing-arm is polished, anodized, and dyed with the Deep Image process. The shocks are hard anodized and Teflon coated.