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an·o·dize

 (ăn′ə-dīz′)
tr.v. an·o·dized, an·o·diz·ing, an·o·diz·es
To coat (a metallic surface) electrolytically with a protective or decorative oxide.


an′o·di·za′tion (-dĭ-zā′shən) n.

anodization

(ˌænədaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

anodisation

n
(Elements & Compounds) the action of electroplating a metal with an ornamental or protecting layer of oxide
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Porous anodic aluminum oxide: anodization and templated synthesis of functional nanostructures.
In anodization process, the current flows through an electrolyte in which aluminium sheet is used as anode.
The look is finished with a silver aluminum case and joined with an adjustable aluminum bracelet with gray anodization.
Depending on the packaging type, customization begins with either unique base molded colors, metallization or anodization followed by varieties of spray finishes, glitter and stone effects.
Metal surface preparations for adhesive bonding historically consisted of anodization or etching processes that used strong acids and hexavalent chromium.
High surface quality, further improved after anodization to obtain superior UV, scratch and corrosion resistance while keeping its unique metal look.
The materials have high flowability to fill very thin cross-sections and chemical resistance to acids and bases used for post-molding anodization of metals, says Olano.
By changing the sharp edges into dull edges and reducing anodization time, cracks free transparent anodic aluminum oxide membranes were successfully fabricated.
MAO is a complex process combined with simultaneous partial processes, including oxide film formation, dissolution, and dielectric breakdown [3], valve metal is positioned as the anode in an electrolytic cell, the precursor to spark deposition is anodization, as the voltage is raised, an anodic oxide film is induced to grow.
Stage 2 identified that the anodization of metal foils of zirconium, titanium and aluminum for the formation of oxide nanotube arrays will result in highly ordered alignment, and aspect ratio, their dimension can be controlled by varying anodization parameters, less chemicals are required, they are robust and crystallization can be induced at room temperature.
Apple says that the Jet black finish is achieved by a high precision nine step anodization and polishing process.
Only the oxide layer next to the welded area will be removed, the residual anodization on the workpiece can be preserved.