Things To Know About Anodize Masking

3 Jun, 2020 hitekadmin

Anodize masking can bring your products an array of benefits and protect key components of your product from the anodizing process. We stock a range of metal masking products at Hi-Tek to ensure your products are completely protected, including masking tape, dots and plugs. If you are considering anodize masking for your products, here are a few things to bear in mind.

What is anodize masking?

Anodise masking is the process of protecting certain parts of a product during the anodizing process. Anodizing involves the creation of a thin coating on the layer of metal, which can provide protection, durability and decorative qualities to improve the look of a product. However, some parts of a metal product must not be exposed to this process. This is because anodizing can alter the dimensions, shape and contours of metal due to the layer it creates. Certain parts of a product, for example in a vehicle motor, must retain their exact dimensions in order to properly function.

How does anodize masking work?

Anodize masking works by protecting certain parts of a product during anodizing, which are usually delicate and more intricate parts that must not be compromised. Our selection of anodize and electroplating masking products at Hi-Tek ensure that these areas stay perfectly intact and their dimensions are not impacted by the anodized coating.

We can offer both permanent and temporary masking products, depending on your needs and requirements. If you are looking to anodize the same type of product on a repetitive basis, a permanent mask such as plugs or caps are ideal because you can re-use them time and time again. A temporary masking product such as masking tape is suited to one-off or unique products, as they can only be used once.

Our metal masking products are placed over or inside the areas that you want to protect and ‘mask’ beforehand, so they are not exposed to the anodize masking process.

Choose Hi-Tek for anodize masking products

Anodizing can offer a range of advantages to your products including, abrasion resistance, reduced conductivity and aesthetic appeal. Our partner business Dorsetware offers an array of anodizing services to ensure your metal receives the very best finish. Partner this with our anodize masking products and you can rest assured that anodizing solution will not reach areas where it should not be.

For more information about how anodize masking works and our variety of electroplating masking products at Hi-Tek, get in touch with our friendly team today. Call 01202 661300 or fill out our quick and easy contact form.