Magnesium & Aluminum
Magnesium and aluminum alloys use different types of finishing and coating, depending on the alloy and the end-use application of the metal part. At Aerospace Metals, we can apply a variety of finishes to both aluminum and magnesium using high-quality anodizing facilities that meet all the necessary technical requirements.
Magnesium & Aluminum Services
- Chemical Film (Alodine, Iridite, etc.)
- Dow 17
- Dow 19 Touch-up
- Dow 7
- Etch Only
- No Chrome Yellow
- TCP on Aluminum or Zinc Die Cast
- TCP on Magnesium
- Yellow Chromate on Zinc Die Cast
Magnesium & Aluminum Process Overview
The exact process varies, but coating magnesium and aluminum requires a chemical treatment of the alloy in a way that increases the corrosion and abrasion resistance of it, creating a protective layer which can then be painted over if necessary.
Industries that use Magnesium & Aluminum
Among the industries that use plating: automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery, medical, robotics, energy, and R&D are the ones that stand out.