Anodizing is a method for changing the surface chemistry of metals and other substrates. It protects against corrosion, enhances aesthetic qualities, resists scratching and is one of the most durable surface finishes available. Let’s take aluminum as an example to see how this process cleverly exploits oxidation for a result that’s both decorative and functional.
What’s the best surface finish for your part? The answer to that question depends on having a clear understanding not only of what the product is expected to do but also the environment in which it will function.