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Automotive Industry

Anodized Aluminum Applications: Automotive Industry; Automobile / Motorcycle Manufacturer, Hot Rod Builders, Fabricators, Customizers, Custom Colors, Corrosion Resistant


Anodized products and components are used in thousands of applications in the automotive industry; manufacturing, motor sports, customizing and after-market parts, including:

  • Trim Parts
  • Alloy Wheels / Covers
  • Control Panels
  • Name Plates
  • Rails for RV Canopy Tubes
  • Supports for RV Self Levelers  
  • Transmission Spools and Spindles
  • Window Trimming for Trains, Busses, etc.
  • High Performance Parts and Engines for a variety of race cars, including NASCAR and CART Wear characteristics eliminate air corrosion - corrosion caused by flying rubber debris, due to the hard-coating surface
  • Anodized aluminum Piston Rings for Indy Cars designed to pull heat from the piston to the cooling jacket
  • Lower transom units used in high-powered Off-Shore Racing Boats
  • Fuel-handling tanks / systems for race cars running on alcohol, methanol, ethanol, gasohol, gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, etc.
  • High Pressure Fittings for hydraulic lines, brake lines, cooling lines, and brake calipers
  • Motorcycle Front Forks, Battery Cases, Carburetor / Air Filter Covers, Mirror Housings, Gas / Oil Tanks

This is just a small sample of products made, in whole or part, of anodized aluminum. Throughout the automotive industry uses for anodized aluminum are endless, limited only by the imaginations of designers and engineers.

Anodized Aluminum Applications: Rev Up Motor Vehicles

Superior Metal Technologies offers a comprehensive range of aluminum anodizing services for the automotive industry; professional motor sports, hot rod fabricators, motorcycle customizers, and after-market parts manufacturers, including:

  • Sulfuric Anodizing
  • Chromic Anodizing
  • Hardcoat Anodizing (Hardcoating)
  • Clear Coatings
  • Color Anodizing
  • Custom Anodizing
  • Close Tolerance Coating

Advanced technology allows us to provide considerably smaller coating tolerances than were available as little as 8 years ago,  that further expand the possible uses of anodized parts in automobile and motorcycle manufacturing and customizing.

The hard, corrosion-resistant coating formed with anodizing make it the perfect choice for use in harsh environments like engine compartments or off-roading. They will not chip or peel, and we can even provide anodic coatings in a wide range of custom colors and metallic tones to fit just about any need.

Anodized Aluminum Applications: Replace Costly Stainless Steel

Anodized aluminum can replace stainless steel for many motor vehicle applications, offering design flexibility and savings due to long-lasting durability, weight reduction (aluminum has about 1/3 the density of steel), and the corrosion, lubricity, and environment resistant properties unique to anodized products.

The use of aluminum components in automobile manufacturing has more than doubled since 1976, not as a result of a major technical advance, or design or process change, but part by part, as the benefits of anodized aluminum are realized by more designers and engineers.

For more information about the benefits of anodized aluminum vs. stainless steel, read: Aluminum or Stainless Steel?

Let Superior's highly trained anodizing specialists help design and produce your next metal part from affordable, durable anodized aluminum. The results will be illuminating.



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