Sunday, February 14, 2016
Known for its strength and lustre, anodised aluminium are often used to manufacture mobile phone cases. The durability of anodised aluminium is what makes the material suitable for such an application. The oxide coating on the aluminium after anodising is part of the metal and that is why it is sturdy. A lot of high-end mobile phones use aluminium cases. Besides the strength, aluminium has aesthetic options. If you manufacture cell phones, consider getting anodised aluminium cases. Why Colour Anodise The colour consistency of anodised aluminium is a primary motivation for using the material in cell phone cases. One way that a phone manufacturer can offer versatility is providing them in different colours. However, some aspects will affect the process of colour anodising cell phone cases.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
There are a number of extremely beneficial properties in regards to anodised aluminium and numerous Birmingham clients are taking advantage of this modern technology. Anodising is an electrolytic process which involves coating metals such as aluminium with a thick external layer of oxide materials. All science aside, there are countless benefits that this technique can provide. Helping the Environment Before delving into the physical characteristics of an anodised product, it is important to point out this this process is environmentally friendly. As opposed to traditional methods, anodising uses only a minimal amount of harmful substances such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Also, anodised products such as cans and mobile phone cases last much longer and less waste is ultimately produced. Individuals and companies who are embracing a “green” approach should appreciate these factors.
Friday, February 12, 2016
If you run a business dealing with aluminium or other metals, you may have heard about metal polishing and metal polishers here and there, but been unsure about what this kind of service can offer your overall trade. There are a range of different advantages in engaging the help of professional metal polishers, and many people have changed the way they see their business overnight after trying it just once. Improving the Aesthetics Many business owners still neglect to get their aluminium products looking their best. Whether you use anodising, plating, or any of the other advantages out there, after your metal has had the work done it will come out looking spectacular. Polishing work can also take away sharp edges, and smooth out a rough piece of metal, leaving it with a great-looking matte, gloss or textured finish.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
There are various processes that metals go through when they need to be aesthetically pleasing. Anodising is one of those processes that works for aluminium. Aluminium items go through anodising to improve their durability, quality, and colour stability. The process of anodising aluminium involves the use of an electrical current to form aluminium oxide, which is the surface film of the end product. The use of negative and positive charges converts molecules into an anodic layer. The concentration of the electrolytes is one of the factors that will affect the quality of the film that forms after the process, which then results in an enhanced metal with an aesthetically pleasing finish with properties that architects use for different applications.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Various metals, including steel and aluminium, greatly benefit from abrasive blasting, as the process improves upon the metals’ appearance and their resistance to corrosion. Once blasted, these metals can be coloured, masked, polished, or even anodised to create both standard and bespoke designs. Abrasive blasting, often done with the use of abrasives like beads, aims to add a finish to these metals by removing small amounts of metal from the surface. Aside from improving the inherent qualities of these metals, bead blasting also produces finishes that are aesthetically appealing. In turn, these finishes are the top choice for architectural applications.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
London once again proved itself to be the design capital of the world with the recently held London Design Festival. In celebration of the role the design community plays in the city’s creative economy, over 350 events and installations were offered and displayed across London. Pieces of some of the city’s best designers were featured at the 10 Designers in the West Wing of Somerset House. Most of the installation pieces presented in this year’s festival integrated an interactive element to encourage audience participation. One thing prevalent among the installations featured in the festival was the ability to enable interaction and immersion, as these pieces strive to engender emotional involvement among the audience. These installation pieces are made of different media and materials, and one particular piece made use of the aesthetic appeal of anodised aluminium.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Aluminium is one of the most widely used materials for metal workers and artists. A few characteristics that makes aluminuim a good medium for art is its resistance to corrosion, non-magnetic properties, zero toxicity, lightness and strength. Artists often choose to anodise their aluminium pieces to strengthen the surface and even to add colour to it. Artists, however, must consider a few things before they subject their works of art to the anodising process in order to achieve the best results. Decorative Anodising For metals that are going to be used in intensive applications such as automobile parts, thicker oxide layers need to be applied. In decorative pieces, one can do with just a thin layer. This, however, comes with one drawback – it does not offer the same level of wear resistance as with hard anodizing. A thinner oxide layer will still give a good level of corrosion resistance which can help preserve aluminium better.