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Chromic acid anodizing of Clad 2024 aluminum alloy sheets vs. bare material
August 9, 2013
I am looking for some expertise/opinion on technical/economical advantage/disadvantage of chromic acid anodizing of Clad 2024 aluminium alloy sheets thickness 0.063-0.80" in comparison to same bare alloy .
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 13, 2013
A. Hi Sam,
2024 is a nominal 4.4% copper containing alloy and is one of the harder alloys to get a consistent finish (not impossible, just not as easy). With cladding you have a pure aluminum surface, which is easier to anodize with more consistent results.
Aerospace - Yeovil, Somerset, UK
August 15, 2013
Thank you for the response to my question.
- ON, Canada