Anodising process


The various steps necessary in the process of forming an electrical circuit’s anode electrode in order to increase the density of the natural oxide layer on the surface of a metal workpiece hereby enhancing corrosion and wear. These steps include: pre-cleaning, masking and racking, degreasing and rinsing, etching and rinsing, deoxidising and rinsing, anodising and rinsing, sealing and drying, and inspection.

Alternative labels

electroplating operation
electroplating procedure
anodising measure
electroplating mechanisms
anodising operation
anodising mechanisms
electroplating measure
anodising procedure

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Anodising process is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Anodising machine operator: Anodising machine operators set up and tend anodising machines designed to provide otherwise finished metal workpieces, usually aluminum-based, with a durable, anodic oxide, corrosion-resistant finishing coat, by a electrolyctic passiviation process that increases the thickness of the natural oxide layer of the metal workpieces’ surface.

Optional knowledge

Anodising process is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Surface treatment operator: Surface treatment operators apply chemicals and paint to the material surface in order to protect against corrosion. They calculate the materials needed for surface protection.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022