Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process that that is used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts.
The process is given the name ‘anodising’ because the component or part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Among the benefits of anodising are that it increases resistance to wear and corrosion in use, and it also provides a better adhesive base for paint primers and glues than bare metal.
In application, anodic films can be used to create a number of cosmetic effects, deploying either thick porous coatings that can absorb dyes, or with thin, transparent coatings that add interference effects to reflected light. The process can also be used to assist visual inspections, particularly in aviation applications.
Through its advanced work in the surface finishing market, Gee engineers have developed high technology solutions and equipment for the next generation of anodised coatings – designed to resist high pH solutions.
Gee’s Electroplating and Metal Finishing experience is wide and varied. Follow the link below to obtain details on specific applications and case studies.
Each case study had its own challenges to which a Gee solution was found and instigated.
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