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What Materials Can Be Anodized





1999

Q. WHAT MATERIALS BESIDES ALUMINUM CAN BE ANODIZED?

DOUG HORN
- SMITHTOWN, New York



1999

A. Magnesium, stainless steel, titanium, and zinc are four that I can think of offhand, Doug. Note, though, we're speaking of the ability of a material to form some sort of useful oxide skin when anodically oxidized under the right conditions -- we're not talking about materials that you can just drop into a tank designed for anodizing of aluminum, nor will you get similar results like dyeability or hardness. Please don't keep your question so abstract and we can probably help you a lot better! Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey




Anodizing of magnesium alloys

2002

Q. How can I anodise magnesium alloys? Are there any approved international processes? Are they all aerospace approved?

Peter Bennett
- Birmingham, England



Magnesium Finishing
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March 1, 2009

A. Hi, Peter. We have an FAQ about surface finishing of magnesium at finishing.com/faqs/magnesium.shtml that is a great starting point towards listing those processes and standards.

Then see if you can possibly find an old copy of Dow's Magnesium Finishing Handbook. =>
Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey


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