Two Step Anodizing of Aluminum Components for the Water Craft and Marine Industry

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Two Step Anodizing Aluminum

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A large national boat manufacturer approached Ace Anodizing for the anodizing their rails, gates, bimini frames and trim pieces for high end pontoon boats and water craft. The components composed of extruded 6063 welded aluminum tube, measured up to 144” in length and 42″ high. In addition to a clear anodized finish they wanted to offer an upgrade to a black anodized finish. Special requirements called for no visible rack marks or run off, meaning that all parts must have a uniform unobstructed finish. In addition, parts needed to be packed in kits,welds needed to be uniform in finish and parts needed to be free of any residue or entrapped fluids.

We decided on a two-step electrolytic anodizing process with integral coloring and an architectural seal to protect the finish, provide lightfast characteristics and corrosion resistance in a marine environment. The parts are highly cosmetic as a focal piece to the style and design of the boats. Tooling was fabricated and parts were processed in three days in order to meet the deadline for a dealer show. The product is in production and Ace is set up to run 100 kits per day in black or clear.

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Highlights of this Custom Anodized Aluminum Project

Product Description Two step anodizing on fabricated aluminum components
Custom Anodizing Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary:
Two Step Architectural Anodizing
  • Anodizing w/ Electrolytic/Integral Coloring and Architectural Seal
Secondary:
Packaging
  • Cover Complete/Heavy Paper
  • Recrate in Kits 
  • Interleaf Paper Between Rows
  • No Chipboard or Metal to Metal Contact            
Overall Part Dimensions Extruded Aluminum Tube
Length: 144"
Width: 2.00"
Height: 42"
Tightest Tolerances No Run-Off for Trimming
Rack Marks are not Allowed on Visible Surfaces
Material Anodized 6063 Aluminum
Finish Anodized: Clear and Black
Resistances Lightfast Characteristics and Corrosion Resistance in a Marine Environment
Industry for Use Marine Industry           
  • Boat Trim, Railings, Bimini Frames and Gates
  • Pontoon/Speed/Fishing Boats
  • Personal Watercraft 
Volume Up to 500 kits per week
Delivery/Turnaround Time 5 Days
Delivery Location Indiana
Standards Met AA-M12 C12 C22 A32
MIL-8625F Type II Class II
ISO 9001:2008
Product Name Extruded Aluminum Products for SC Boats

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