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What Is CNC Prototyping?

What Is CNC Prototyping? CNC aluminum prototyping is a popular method for creating prototypes. The process is mostly automated and requires little manual work, but a well-experienced user can still be an invaluable asset in creating a high-quality part. An experienced user will also be aware of the intricacies of different materials, as well as…

Is Aluminum A Common Prototyping Material?

Is Aluminum A Common Prototyping Material? If you’re a product designer, you’re probably wondering, “Is aluminum a common prototyping material?” If so, you’re not alone! Aluminum is often used for prototype manufacturing due to its outstanding qualities, including corrosion resistance and strength. This makes it a highly suitable choice for various projects, from pre-production prototypes…

What are the properties of aluminum anodized film?

Aluminum oxidation treatment is a processing technology that many aluminum products will choose. It can make the aluminum surface obtain a high-quality protective film and have certain decorative properties. What are the characteristics of aluminum anodized film? 1. High strength The strength of pure aluminum anodic oxide film is higher than that of aluminum alloy…

What is the difference between aluminum oxidation process and electroplating process?

With the help of oxidation treatment, metal materials can be given a bright appearance, excellent corrosion resistance, wear resistance, insulation and other characteristics, and then achieve various design requirements. At this stage, the most common application is the oxidation treatment of aluminum alloys. Considering that the oxide film of aluminum has a fine structure, good…

What is the difference between aluminum anodizing and conductive oxidation?

Under the corresponding processing technology standards, aluminum parts will form an oxide film on the surface of aluminum parts due to the influence of external current. In order to get rid of the defects of low surface strength and durability of aluminum products, increase the scope of use and increase the service life, the metal…

What should I pay attention to when anodizing aluminum?

Anodizing coloring is one of the most common processes in aluminum oxidation treatment. It can bring excellent corrosion resistance and decoration to aluminum products. So what should be paid attention to in the process of aluminum anodizing coloring and before and after? 1. Do a good job of cleaning after coloring If the surface of…