Anodising is the process of increasing the thickness of the surface of metal parts.
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Cost of Anodizing
The cost of custom anodising metal will vary depending on the size of the project. According to the website FBM Factory, the price of single-colour anodising, as of November 2010, starts at £100. Two-colour fades and acid washes start at the price of £113, with three-color fades costing approximately £126.
Types of Anodizing
Several types of metal anodising are available. Aluminium anodising gives aluminium a stronger and wear-resistant surface. Anodised titanium is often used in dental implants. Anodised magnesium is now primarily used in paint primer. Zinc is rarely anodised, but the process leads to a hard and corrosion-resistant element.
Hard anodising is similar to other anodising methods and costs an estimated £65 to complete. This anodising process involves a deeper penetration into the aluminium layer to produce a harder shell. This process is often used in aerospace science and other engineering fields.
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