Alberta Base Anodizing follows the military specification MIL-A-8625F, which is a Type II sulphuric acid anodizing and Type III hard anodic coating with Class I non-dyed and Class II dyed.
We only anodize aluminum or aluminum alloys , which goes through a series of chemical baths or dip tanks to oxidize, color, finish and protect the metal product.
First, the aluminum is racked solidly using titanium and aluminum racks. It is then put through a series of cleaners and etch solutions. The aluminum is then attached to an Anode, where electricity is applied through the acid by cathodes on the edge of the tank, and the electrons passing into the aluminum creates a porous oxide coating on the outer layer of the metal. The porous nature of the anodized layer then allows the product to accept the dye.
The aluminum is then put into a sealing solution, where the pores will be sealed with or without dye. At this point, the product has a coating comparable to diamond hardness.
The anodizing procedure is a time, temperature and chemically sensitive process. It requires a high degree of skill, careful maintenance and precision to produce the best product in the industry.
Our process will provide a long lasting, durable and aesthetically pleasing product.