Xometry Anodizing Service

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Anodizing Services

Anodizing is a common electrolytic passivation process that is often used to grow the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. It improves corrosion and wear resistance and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than does bare or untreated metal.

Anodizing changes the microscopic texture of the metal's surface by changing the crystal structure of the metal. Thick anodized coatings are usually porous, so sealing processes are often needed to help achieve corrosion resistance. Anodic films are usually much stronger and adhere more easily than paint and metal plating, but sometimes more brittle. This makes them less likely to crack and peel from aging and wear, but more susceptible to cracking from thermal stress.

Anodic films can also be used for cosmetic effects, either with thick porous coatings that can absorb dyes in any number of colors or with thin transparent coatings that add interference effects to reflected light. Anodic films are most commonly applied to protect aluminum alloys. However, processes also exist that allow these films to be applied to other common materials as well.

Anodizing Types Available from Xometry

  • Type II Anodize
  • Type III Hard coat
  • Type III w/ PTFE

    Benefits of Anodizing

    • Improved Aesthetics
    • Bonding
    • Wear Resistance
    • Corrosion Resistance
    • Heat Dissipation

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    How the Xometry Anodizing Service Works

    1. Create an Account or Log in

      Create a Xometry account or log in to an existing account to create your finishing RFQ.

    2. Create & Submit Your RFQ

      Create and send a breakdown of your anodizing project’s requirements to our extensive network of pre-vetted finishing suppliers.

    3. Evaluate Responses

      No more digging through emails, evaluate and identify the best quotes for your project from within the Xometry platform.

    4. Manage Your Order

      Accept the best quote for your project and manage the order from start to finish, all in one place.