The benefits of our process on magnesium include:
- Mass reduction 75% lighter than Steel; 33% lighter than aluminum- Enhanced design freedom- Parts reduction- Material property advantages over plastic, aluminum, steel- Improved castability- Biodegradable material- Bio-compatible; could replace titanium on implants
The AnodAm Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Process:
Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), also known as electrolytic plasma oxidation (EPO) or micro arc oxidation (MAO), is an electrochemical surface treatment process for generating oxide coatings on metals.
It is similar to anodizing, but it employs higher potential, so that discharges occur and the resulting plasma modifies the structure of the oxide layer. This process can be used to grow thick (tens or hundreds of micrometers), largely crystalline, oxide coatings on metals such as magnesium, aluminum and titanium.
Because they can present high hardness and a continuous barrier, these coatings can offer protection against corrosion or heat as well as electrical insulation.
Excellent paint adhesion
Improve corrosion resistance in unpainted parts; can yield 1000 h per ASTM B117 NSS
Improve corrosion resistance in powder painted parts; can yield 2000 -2500 h per ASTM B117
NSS1800°C thermal resistance
Not toxic; no heavy metals environmental friendly
Best corrosion protection exceed performance specification. 1000-2000 h NSS ASTM B117 on non
the desired current density to achieve the oxide thickness required (oxide thicknesses can range from 0.7 mil to 3.0 mils). The resulting porous oxide can then be colored or sealed but limitations on final color will determined by the