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Magnesium Anodize

Magnesium Anodize Services for Advanced Manufacturers

A unique finishing process utilized by some of the most highly specialized industries, Magnesium Anodize is an excellent surface finishing option for your magnesium components. Anodized magnesium components gain new qualities, including increased physical strength, resistance to multiple forms of corrosion, and a porous surface that makes it easier to adhere dyes and paints to. 

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Magnesium Anodize Benefits

Magnesium Anodizing differs from other surface finishing techniques like electroplating because it increases the naturally occurring oxide layer, rather than adding another layer of metal to a substrates surface. This leads to a wide range of qualities that make the process valuable to certain manufacturers. Some of the most notable qualities of Magnesium Anodize are listed below: 

  • Corrosion protection 
  • Lubricity 
  • Anti-galling 
  • Wear resistance 
  • Stable, unfading, highly replicable colors  
  • No dimensional change 
  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Cost effective 
  • Improve adhesion of dry film lubricant or paint application 
  • Customizable final aesthetic appearance across many colors 
  • And Many More! 

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Industrial Uses for Magnesium Anodizing

Due to the lightweight nature of Magnesium and the minimal dimensional build up provided by the anodizing process, Anodized Magnesium is commonly used for aerospace and defense components. The anodizing process also passivates the surface of metal, leaving it clean and sterilized, making it a popular material for medical components. Some of the most notable industries that use Magnesium Anodize are:  

  • Aerospace
  • Medical / Dental / Orthopedic 
  • Defense 
  • Optics 
  • Oil & Gas 
  • Automotive 
  • And Many More!  
Pre-Treatments Available
  • Mechanical Cleaning 
  • Custom Masking 
  • Chemical Films 
Post-Treatments Available
  • Laser Marking 
  • Engraving 
  • Chemical Films 
  • And others
Magnesium Anodize Mil Specs & Certifications
  • Various company specifications are available
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