Surface Finish

shot blasting

Shot Blasting: What It is and How It Works

Shot blasting is a highly effective and efficient process that is widely used for surface preparation in various industries, from automotive and aerospace to construction and manufacturing. Whether it’s for cleaning a surface, removing rust, preparing it for painting, or even altering its aesthetics, shot blasting is the go-to method. Simply put, shot blasting involves […]

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Hardcoat anodizing parts

Hardcoat Anodizing Basics: What You Need to Know

Hardcoat anodizing, also called hard anodizing or Type III anodizing, is a form of aluminum anodizing. It produces a controlled oxide layer on the aluminum surface via an electrochemical process. Compared to other anodizing types, hard coat anodizing creates a harder, denser, thicker, and more abrasion-resistant outside coating. Since this process offers more durability and

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Black Anodized Aluminum

Black Anodized Aluminum Basics: Understanding Black Anodizing Process

In mechanical design, the black anodizing process is often performed on the surface of the aluminum part. Generally, black anodizing is a process that first anodizes an aluminum part and then dyes it black with an appropriate dye. Conducting black anodizing on an aluminum part can obtain an aesthetic or functional black color while enhancing

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Annealing Heat Treatment

Annealing: A Heat Treatment Process for Improved Strength and Ductility

Annealing is a heat treatment process that alters the microstructure of a material and thereby changes its mechanical properties. It is often used to improve the material’s strength and hardness or to make it more malleable and easier to work with. Annealing is common in various industries where metals must be worked into complex structures

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PVD Coating

Overview of PVD Coating

PVD coating is an environmentally friendly vacuum coating process. Due to its excellent wear and corrosion resistance, PVD is often used to give parts enhanced performance and a brilliant decorative finish. PVD coating processes are common in industrial, non-industrial, and cosmetic applications. It is a very important surface finishing process in the modern manufacturing industry.

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Powder Coating

Powder Coating: A Commonly Used Surface Finish Process Overview

Powder coating is a high-quality surface finish process in modern manufacturing industries. Powder coating offers a more attractive appearance to the finished products and keeps the product surface from scratches, corrosion, abrasion, chemicals, and detergents. This article covers the powder coating process, its advantages and disadvantages, and its applications. In addition, we also provide you

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Different Aluminum Anodizing Color

Anodized Aluminum Colors: Knowing Anodizing Color Matching

An appropriate surface finish to the product is essential after the manufacturing process. Many manufacturers choose anodizing as one of the ideal surface finish processes. Anodizing is an electrochemical technique that imparts a decorative, durable, and corrosion-resistant finish to a metal surface. Anodizing provides a micro-thin aluminum oxide layer completely bonded to the aluminum substrate.

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Bead Blasting Parts

Bead Blasting Overview

Bead blasting is a flexible and multi-purpose surface finish process. It involves applying tiny glass beads under high pressure to remove surface deposits without destroying the surface. Bead blasting makes parts clean, smooth, and more aesthetically appealing. A bead blast finish can clean the surface of your part and improve its overall look by generating

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Aluminum Anodized Parts Anodizing

Anodized Aluminum Parts Basics: Process, Benefits, Design Tips, And Applications   

Anodizing is one of the most common surface finishes, as it protects against corrosion, improves aesthetic qualities, and resists scratching. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process to thicken the oxide layer on the metal’s surface. Because this oxide layer occurs naturally on aluminum alloys, anodizing is most commonly applied to aluminum and aluminum alloy surfaces.

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Surface roughness

A Complete Guide to Understand Surface Roughness in Manufacturing

Surface roughness is an excellent predictor of mechanical part performance because irregularities on the surface can produce nucleation sites for fractures or corrosion. In tribology, rough surfaces wear faster and have greater friction coefficients than smooth surfaces. Roughness may be needed in some applications to facilitate adherence to cosmetic finish coatings such as plating, powder

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