Sunday, August 23, 2015
Anodising Aluminium Products Opens Doors to Promising Applications
Aluminium alloys have been one of the widely used metal materials in many industries, including art and architecture. To create a more durable substance, aluminium is normally treated with metal finishing techniques such as anodising, bead blasting, and other pre-treatment methods. Among the techniques, anodising is most preferred by many manufacturers for it creates a durable finish with a hardness level second to that of diamond. Anodising aluminium involves an electrochemical process that strengthens the metal surface by adding a layer of protective anodic coating. After the entire process, the anodic coating becomes part of the metal, but it has a porous structure that allows for enhancement procedures such as inorganic colouring, which opened doors for many decorative functions.