Q1:

Yes, aluminium anodising services are just one of the solutions we offer at Edmo. We work with a global network of specialist partners to supply our customers with a range of custom aluminium anodising services. Because we have long-standing arrangements with our supply partners, we’re often able to negotiate more competitive prices and shorter lead times than if you were to approach them directly.

In addition to our custom component anodising service, we can also supply pre-anodised aluminium sheets in a variety of sizes, along with all the tooling and machining services you might need as well. We also offer colour anodising in a range of vibrant and hardwearing finishes, from natural metallic shades to bright and bold colours.


Q2:

Yes, we’re able to supply anodised aluminium extrusion in a range of colour finishes, including BS 4800 colours, RAL colours and bespoke colours. We’re able to anodise aluminium extrusion (profiles and components) on request, and we can supply a range of pre-anodised aluminium extrusion as well.


Q3:

Absolutely: we can offer custom anodising on extruded aluminium sheets, and we can supply pre-anodised aluminium sheets. Our comprehensive range of machining and finishing services means we’re also able to supply other extrusion solutions to you, such as powder coating, fabrication and assembly.


Q4:

Yes, we can supply anodised extruded aluminium tubes and pipes. We offer a range of custom anodising services, or can supply pre-anodised aluminium extrusion on request. This includes  anodised aluminium tubes and pipes of varying lengths and dimensions.


Q5:

As with many of the questions we’re asked, this one can only be answered with “It depends”. Both anodised aluminium and stainless steel have pros and cons, so it’s up to manufacturers to decide which characteristics are most important for the intended application. A few of the benefits of anodised aluminium components are that it’s lighter than stainless steel, less expensive to produce, less expensive to handle and ship, quicker to machine and able to be worked to tighter tolerances. It’s also highly conductive, in terms of electrical current and heat.

On the other hand, stainless steel is more corrosion resistant than untreated aluminium. While anodised aluminium is more corrosion resistant than non-anodised aluminium, stainless steel contains chromium and is designed specifically (as the name suggests!) to withstand oxidation. Stainless steel is also stronger than anodised aluminium, which may or may not be a concern depending on its use. Another point to acknowledge is that anodised aluminium is not suitable for prolonged contact with food, while stainless steel is perfectly suited to food preparation applications.

If you’re unsure as to whether stainless steel is a better choice for your project than anodised aluminium, please do get in touch for a free, unbiased consultation.


Q6:

Working with a network of global anodising partners helps us to keep our costs highly competitive. We’re not dependent on one supplier, which means that we’re able to offer our customers flexible solutions to suit their particular requirements. We can source pre-anodised materials from premium  international suppliers, or liaise with our specialist component anodisers to get you the results you want at a commercially viable price. Anodising costs vary hugely depending on:

  • Batch volumes
  • Component or profile size
  • Type of anodising required
  • The intended application of the item being anodised

Send us more details of your project to get a personalised quote for anodising costs - get in touch, and a member of our team will be happy to advise.


Q7:

Yes, we can. We’re able to provide you with ready-anodised aluminium sheet per your individual requirements. Alternatively, we offer aluminium anodising as a free issue service.

Find out more about our aluminium anodising service or contact us for more information.


Q8:

In addition to anodising aluminium sheet, we’re able to anodise a variety of simple and complex profiles and components, including aluminium pipes and tubes. If you need aluminium pipes or tubes anodising, please contact a member of our team who’ll be able to go through your specific requirements and show you exactly how we can help.


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