Anodizing – A Beautiful, Tough and Environmentally Friendly Finish
Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM PDT | 2:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Lewie Smith, Jordan Aluminum Company
Anodizing successfully combines science with nature to create one of the world's best metal finishes. It is an electrochemical process that converts the aluminum surface into an extremely hard, durable, corrosion resistant, long-lasting aluminum oxide finish. The anodize finish is one of the hardest substances known to man, second only to the diamond.
This webinar will provide an overview of the sustainability of aluminum, the anodizing process, and the performance characteristics of anodized aluminum. It includes information to assist in the selection and specification of anodized finishes for aluminum sheet, extrusions, and panels.
The aluminum anodizing process today includes specialized lines, such as batch, continuous coil, continuous parts and even basket anodizing for small parts. Recent breakthroughs in coloring techniques, gives a range of colors rivaling paint, but with the technical advantages and beauty of anodizing.
Anodizing also responds favorably to current governmental regulations because it is one of the most environmentally friendly industrial processes.