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AMS 2469 Hard Anodize
Specifications

What is AMS 2469 | Hard Coat Anodize? 

When working with our clients in the Aerospace Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing industries there is no margin for error with surface finishing processes.   

AMS 2469 is the Aerospace industry standard spec for Hard Coat Anodize. The specification includes a required thickness range of 0.0020 inch ± 0.0005 (0.051 mm ± 0.013). 

Benefits of AMS 2469 Hard Anodize

  • Improved thermal resistance  
  • Provides the strongest finish of any anodizing option  
  • Enhanced Electrical Insultation 
  • Corrosion Resistance  
  • Abrasion Resistance 
  • Increased Wear Resistance 

Plating Specs AMS 2469

This spec is typically used by customers looking to increase surface hardness, abrasion resistance, and/or corrosion resistance to their aluminum part.

Location of contact points to be selected by customer. If no contact points are specified, AOTCO will choose a location. When choosing these points, they should be in areas where anodizing is either optional or not required.

Sealing parts for improved corrosion resistance is optional, please specify to AOTCO if you want your parts to be sealed.

Regarding thickness, this standard requires 0.0020 inch ± 0.0005 (0.051 mm ± 0.013).

Testing

Thickness, coating weight, color, and quality are the four tests specified in this standard.

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Electroplating

Electroplating is a process by which one metal is deposited onto a base metal (substrate). These deposited metals offer a variety of benefits including thermal and electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance and more. AOTCO electroplates a wide variety of both standard and exotic metals.

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Anodizing

Anodizing

Sometimes called a “conversion coating” Anodizing is an electrolytic process in which an oxide (anodic) layer is chemically built on the surface of the substrate material, providing anti-corrosion and other benefits. AOTCO offers, Type I, Type 2, Type 3 and Titanium anodizing services.

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Passivation

Passivation

Passivation is a term for a variety if processes that make a metal (most commonly stainless steel) or other substance unreactive, or passive, by altering the surface layer or coating the surface with a thin inert layer. AOTCO performs both citric and black oxide passivation techniques to a range of specifications.

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Plating Substrates

AOTCO plates on a wide variety of Common, Exotic and Non-Metallic substrates, bringing exceptional expertise to magnesium, titanium, beryllium, BeCu, TeCu, tungsten and more. In some cases we pass as high as 450 degrees celsius, allowing for high temperature soldering, brazing, or post machining operations after plating.

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Pre- & Post-Process Treatments

Pre-Process: In addition to offering both mechanical & chemical cleaning options, AOTCO specializes in creating solutions for complicated, difficult and tight-tolerance masking challenges. Post-Process: For clients with specialized needs AOTCO offers laser marking and engraving options, including color change caused by chemical or molecular changes, charring, foaming, melting, ablation, and more.

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Dedicated Outsourced Finishing

Dedicated Outsourced Finishing

Part of our cornerstone goal of building long-term, collaborative & solution-oriented partnerships, AOTCO will devote reserved physical and human resource capacity for our clients with long-term finishing and deadline requirements. For these partnerships our commitment is that AOTCO manages the process, while YOU control the results.

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