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Anodizing Titanium |
Mil Spec AMS 2488

Titanium Anodizing is an electrolytic finishing process in which an oxide (anodic) layer is chemically built on the surface of the titanium metal part.

An important process for several industries, Titanium Anodize is typically used as a lubricating and anti-galling coating for elevated temperature forming, as an isolating film for increased resistance to galvanic corrosion to provide improved wear resistance, and as a pretreatment for the application of solid film lubricants. Titanium Anodized parts also are bio-compatible, making possible many modern and leading edge dental and medical devices and implants.

Benefits of Titanium Anodizing | AMS 2488

  • Corrosion protection

  • Lubricity

  • Anti-galling

  • Wear resistance

  • Non-toxic / bio-compatible

  • No dimensional change

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Cost effective

  • Improve adhesion of dry film lubricant or paint application

  • Customizable final aesthetic appearance across many colors

  • Stable, unfading, highly replicable colors (Type III)

Titanium Anodize Types & Grades

  • Type I – used as a coating for specialized high-temperature forming

  • Type II – used to increase lubricity, reduce wear, and/or increase resistance to galvanic corrosion

  • Type III – used to apply color to parts

Industrial Uses for Titanium Anodizing

  • Aerospace

  • Medical / Dental / Orthopedic

  • Defense

  • Optics

  • Oil & Gas

  • Automotive

  • Fasteners, Gears, Hinges & Joints

Physical Properties / Specs

  • Coating Thickness:
    • No dimensional change
  • Aesthetic Appearance:
    • Type I – gray
    • Type II – gray
    • Type III – a range of colors, including silver, bronze, purple, blue, light blue, gold, rose, magenta, teal and green
Pre-Treatments Available
  • Mechanical Cleaning
  • Custom Masking
  • Chemical Films
Post-Treatments Available
  • Laser Marking
  • Engraving
  • Chemical Films
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement Stress Relief
Mil Specs & Certifications
  • AMS 2488 --- NADCAP Approved, ROHS Compliant
  • Various company specifications
Please Note
  • Type II shall be furnished unless Type I is specified
Contact Us
Depending on your end goals one of AOTCO’s Titanium Anodize process could be an excellent option for your surface finishing needs. If you have a unique part, specialized needs or simply want to work with the best, please reach out and let us know how we can help you achieve the results you need.

If you need a finishing partner who will listen carefully and then Make it Happen for You, call AOTCO at 1 888 275 0880

Since 1975 AOTCO Metal Finishing LLC has delivered outstanding results for clients with the toughest requirements for metal finishing.

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