Anodized Metal

One of the most impressive metal finishes available is made possible by way of a process known as anodizing. At Accurate Perforating Company, we offer comprehensive anodizing services so you have the highest-quality materials at your fingertips.

The Process Behind Anodized Metal

You’ve probably heard of an anodized finish but weren’t aware of what the concept actually means. Anodization is an interesting process that takes advantage of natural chemical changes that occur in metal over time. Through anodization, we can effectively control and speed the natural oxidation process while thickening and toughening the resulting protective layer.

How is it done? The metal — most commonly aluminum — is immersed in an acid electrolyte bath while an electric current is sent through it. The process releases oxygen ions that combine with aluminum atoms at the surface, thus creating the protective coat.

As a leader in aluminum anodizing services, Accurate Perforating has the tools and expertise to create top-quality anodized metal for your project.

The Benefits of Quality Anodized Metal

Why would a designer or architect prefer anodized metal over another option? The primary reasons are strength and protection. An anodized finish is incredibly hard. The resulting material is far more resistant to corrosion and abrasion. For those reasons, anodized metal is commonly used for applications in high-traffic areas. For example, public doorways, doors and rails often use anodized metal because usual wear and tear would become costly over time.

Appearance is another reason a designer might opt for anodized metal. Anodized aluminum has an attractive metallic sheen, and can be either clear or dyed in various colors. Not only does anodization create a uniform appearance from end to end, but it also helps to reduce the likelihood of staining. Over time, an anodized surface will retain much of the original appearance intended by the designer.

Whatever your application, Accurate Perforating can help you make the best decision regarding anodized or non-anodized metal.

What Types of Metal Can Be Anodized?

Several nonferrous metals can be anodized, including magnesium and titanium. But one of the most common uses is anodized aluminum. Aluminum is perfectly suited for anodization that takes advantage of all of benefits of the process.

At Accurate Perforating Company, we are the experts in anodizing metal. Our team can help you make the best decision for your project. To learn more about anodization and our anodizing service, contact Accurate Perforating today.