What type of material do you anodize?

Our focus is mainly architectural anodizing: aluminum extrusion and aluminium sheet. However, we can accomodate all types of aluminum materials, including small parts.

Can you only anodize aluminum?

Yes, we strictly anodize aluminum material. If your material has other components that are not made of aluminium, they will need to be removed prior to being sent to us.

What dimensions can you accept?

We can accept material up to 25 feet in length and 6 feet in depth.

What is the best alloy to be used for anodizing?

Anodizing works best in 6063 T5 alloy (this is best for extrusion). For aluminum sheets, the best alloy is 5005. Other alloys may lead to a yellow tint when clear anodizing. The consistency of colour and of the anodic layer may be comprised if different alloys are used.

What are you typical delays?

Nearly all orders will be completed and ready for pick up within 5 business days. We have the largest capacity in North America which allows us to provide faster lead times than anyone in the industry.

How does pricing work?

Pricing for extrusion is based on the perimeter of the material and we work off the extruder’s drawings. Prices for sheet is based on the square footage. And all small/custom part pricing is done on a case by case basis depending on the ease of racking the load.

Will anodizing remove scratches from the surface?

The usual rule of thumb is that if you can feel a scratch by rubbing your fingernail across the surface of the aluminum, you will be able to see the scratch after anodizing. It is always recommended that the anodizer and customer establish visual quality requirements before the anodizing process takes place.

What does the term anodize rack marks mean?

In a batch anodizing process, an electrical contact must be made to each part that is going to be anodized. The more electrical current required, the larger the electrical contact area must be. At the point of the electrical connection, the passing current causes a burn mark and/or pit in the area of the contact on the part. For each order, we will need to know what the apparent surface is, to try and avoid any contact points in these areas.

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