Surface Finish

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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metal alloy selection guide

Corrosion Resistant Metal Alloy Selection Guide

Metal alloy selection is easy when you understanding what properties matter to your application. The most common properties considered include corrosion resistance, strength, weight, machinability and formability. When it comes to metal materials selection, corrosion-resistant metals are widely used in a variety of applications ranging from the culinary industry to aerospace. They provide structural strength …

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