Anodizing is an electrochemical process that coats metals, especially magnesium and aluminum, with a durable, decorative, corrosion-resistant, sapphire hard film. Unlike painting or plating, aluminum oxide is not applied at the surface but is fully integrated with the aluminum, so it cannot chip or peel. To accomplish this process, aluminum is immersed in an acid electrolyte bath. An electric current passes through combining the aluminum atoms with oxygen ions that are released from the electrolyte bath.
The benefits of anodized aluminum are plentiful. Durability, ease of maintenance, aesthetics, cost, and environmentally safe are all characteristics that make anodized aluminum one of the most widely used materials today in the production of consumer, commercial, and industrial products.
The shelf life of anodized aluminum is almost indefinite and with a simple mild soap and water cleanse of surface dirt it could last forever. Anodizing allows aluminum to maintain its metallic appearance; scars, scratches, and just general wear and tear are virtually non-existent.
Anodized aluminum has a low initial finishing cost, and combined with low maintenance costs, is a good ROI for your business.
Anodized aluminum is considered environmentally safe as it is fully integrated into the aluminum resulting in a non-toxic, heat resistant, producing few if any dangerous by-products.
Here at U.S. Nameplate Co., anodized aluminum is used in many industrial metal products. Our customers in the automotive, racing, electronic, and transportation industries will tell you our control panel overlays fabricated out of anodized aluminum are built to withstand the harshest conditions.
Metal nameplates can be fabricated from anodized aluminum as well as other materials. We have been delivering the professional, long-lasting metal nameplates on which we built our business for 70 years. Used in the construction, mining industries, and general equipment manufacturing industries, our nameplates are built to last
Whether you have a small or large order, we have the capability to produce property and asset tags with a number of materials including anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and brass. Whatever your material, finish, and design, we are sure to fit your specifications.
Anodized aluminum is a great material for data rating plates as they are put through some of the toughest conditions in the construction, mining and general industries that require their metal products to stand the test of time.
U.S. Nameplate is truly full service, every step of the manufacturing process is done under one roof. Since 1946, U.S. Nameplate Co. has been the supplier of choice to over 3,000 OEM’s and is equipped to handle any size of orders from one to millions. Request a quote or call us today.