Anodisers Explain Why Metal Products are Bead Blasted Before Anodising


When bead blasting is used in conjunction with aluminium anodising, a more uniform finish and a greater durability are provided; excellent options for numerous applications.

There are many who may not be entirely familiar with the anodising process. In the most general of terms, this technology involves coating a metallic surface (such as aluminium) with a highly durable finish through the use of electricity. Due to robust protection offered, this is a popular finish for many products such as aluminium cans, climbing equipment and durable mobile phone cases.

The Addition of Bead Blasting
Another lesser-known process that is related to anodising is called bead blasting. As the name hints, this method involves “blasting” a surface with tiny spherical beads that are normally made of glass. However, the beads are small enough so that they will not damage the material.
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