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Anodizing CP Titanium


(2000)

We are suppling tempered CP grades of titanium to the body jewelry industry. One customer anodize 6/4 eli without problems but has had little success with Grade 2 with a light temper. My knowledge of anodizing is nil and in looking for direction. Thanks John

John Grivalsky
- North Haven, Connecticut


(2000)

Virtually all alloys and CP Ti will anodize. My guess is that the tempered CP had a significantly thicker natural oxide on it. The anodizing is an extremely thin Ti Oxide formation that causes a light interference that gives it the different colors when anodized at different voltages. The natural oxide must be completely removed to get a uniform color.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida



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