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Industries: Automotive, Aviation And Aerospace, Buildings & Architecture, Electronics, Food Manufacturing / Preparation Equipment, Home Furnishings, Manufacturing, Marine Industry, Medical / Dental Equipment, Sporting Goods, Aluminum Coatings

 

Superior Metal Technologies serves a wide range of industries with the need for coated aluminum parts, including:


Automotive Industry

Anodized and painted aluminum parts are extensively used throughout the automotive industry, from assembly, start to finish, all the way to the marketplace and the booming after-market custom parts business.

Because of the extraordinary combination of properties such as light weight, durability, and resistance to corrosion and the elements, the use of aluminum components has more than doubled since 1976 in automobile manufacturing; not as a result of a major technical advance, or design or process changes, but part by part, as the benefits of anodized aluminum are realized by more designers and engineers.

Professional Motorsports use anodized aluminum components for their anti-corrosion and heat retention properties. Anodic coatings are the perfect choice for components that need to withstand the elements and harsh environments.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in the Automotive Industry and Professional Motor Sports.

Aviation & Aerospace

Anodized aluminum is especially valuable in the production of aircraft and space-going components, where weight and durability are constant considerations. Anodized aluminum components:

  • Have about 1/3 the density of similar steel parts
  • Will not peel or flake
  • Are resistant to:
  • Corrosion
  • Moisture
  • Salt spray
  • Ice
  • Wear
  • Harsh chemicals
  • Temperature changes
  • Electricity.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in Aviation & Aerospace.

Buildings & Architecture

Anodized products and components are used in thousands of building construction and architectural projects, for everything from the awning at the building's entrance, to the towel racks in the bathrooms.

The unique properties of anodic coatings make them the perfect solution for architectural uses. Anodized aluminum resists corrosion, salt and scratching, won't chip or peel, and can be used for indoor and outdoor applications.

Aluminum anodize coatings are available in a wide range of colorfast, fade-resistant, customizable colors, durable enough to place in direct sunlight for years to come.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in Buildings & Architecture.

Electronics

Anodized products and components are used in thousands of commercial, industrial and consumer electronic applications. Advanced technology allows us to provide considerably smaller coating tolerances than were available as little as 8 years ago.

Due to the temperature-resistance properties of anodic coatings, heat sinks are often anodized to pull out heat  from transistorized printed circuit boards.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in Electronics.

Food Manufacturing / Preparation Equipment

Superior Metal Technologies offers a comprehensive range of aluminum anodizing services for manufacturers of food processing equipment, and preparation equipment for both professional kitchens and the home chef.

The inherent properties of anodic coatings make them ideal for many applications in food processing and preparation. One unique feature of anodizing is that ice will not stick to anodized aluminum parts.

Additionally, anodized aluminum is waterproof, resists wear, corrosion, mold and fungus; will never chip or peel, and is easily cleaned. And anodized pieces can be dyed in wide range of metallic tones and hundreds of colors for enhanced design elements and decorative accents.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in Food Manufacturing and Preparation Equipment.

Home Furnishings

Coated aluminum is everywhere in home furnishings, from the washroom trash pail, to the outdoor furniture on the patio.

Anodized aluminum products and components resist wear and corrosion, and are easily cleaned with mild detergent and water, and are available in a wide range colors that that the natural beauty and luster of the metal shine through.

Hard baked enamel paint coatings are perfect for indoor high wear environments, while KynarŪ based paints provide excellent protective properties for outdoor applications. Our in-house paint mixing facilities and computerized color spectrometer allow us to create virtually any color imaginable.

A few of the nearly endless uses for coated aluminum in home furnishings and accessories include:

  • Tables
  • Beds
  • Storage Chests
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Picture Frames
  • Bathroom Accessories
  • Shower Stalls
  • Decorative Railing

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in Home Furnishings and Accessories.

General Manufacturing

Anodized aluminum parts and painted products are used in thousands of applications throughout the manufacturing industries. They can be used as components of the manufacturing process, a part of a completed product, or a finished piece ready to perform it's function. Here are just a few examples:

  • Robotic Assembly Components
  • Paint Rooms
  • Welding Shops
  • Polishing Rooms
  • Small Appliances
  • Refrigerators
  • Dryers
  • Ranges
  • Microwave Ovens

Read more about the thousands of uses and applications of coated aluminum in General Manufacturing.

Marine Products

Superior Metal Technologies offers a comprehensive range of aluminum anodizing and painting services for boat builders and customizers, and manufacturers of marine products of all types.

Corrosion resistance and hardness are primary properties of anodic coatings, vital for metal parts that need to withstand the rigors of a marine environment, high moisture / humidity, salt spray, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals and lubricants.

Anodized coatings will not chip or peel, and resists ultraviolet (UV) radiation so colors will not fade, even in direct sunlight.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum in the Marine Products Industry.

Medical / Dental Equipment

The unique corrosion and fungus resistant properties of anodic coating make them highly suitable for medical and dental equipment in doctors and dentists offices, emergency and operating room environments, and patient-care areas.

The hard, durable anodize finish will not chip or peel, and can stand up to repeated autoclave sterilization. Anodic coatings have anti-microbial properties, and resists mold, fungus and corrosion.

Read more about the uses and applications of coated aluminum products for Medical / Dental Equipment.

Sporting Goods

Advanced technology allows us to provide a wider range of desirable coating properties for many sporting goods applications, from strictly decorative and colorful, to tough and durable.

Anodized products and components are used in hundreds of sporting goods products, including:

  • Golf Carts
  • Sport Fishing Boats
  • Hiking/Climbing Equipment
  • Skis and Skiing Equipment
  • Skates & Skateboards
  • Baseball / Softball Bats
  • Camping Equipment
  • Fishing Equipment

 

Read more about the uses of coated aluminum components in Sporting Goods Manufacturing.

 

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