Friday, December 4, 2015
Improve a Metal’s Corrosion Resistance By Anodising Aluminium Products
Anodising is a method of increasing corrosive resistance in non-ferrous metals, and is most commonly used in the treatment of aluminium. The material may be treated prior to the process, usually by sanding and priming the surface, before an electrical current is passed through an electrolytic solution, with the aluminium item acting as an anode. Improve Aluminium The process is used on a wide variety of aluminium products and items, and its primary benefit is that it improves the corrosive resistance of the material; especially important for products that will be used in damp and wet conditions, but that need to retain their strength and integrity. As such, it is not uncommon to anodise bike parts, including wheels and brakes, or in the manufacture or improvement of climbing equipment and accessories. In most instances, aluminium is chosen because of its lightweight nature, but without further treatment, it may be prone to corrosion.