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.

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.

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:

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.

As is often the case, this customer came to us with a simple aluminium extrusion requirement, and ended up staying with us for another, more creatively challenging, project.

A leading name in the commercial washrooms industry, this customer commissioned us to supply them with a one-off, anodised, extruded aluminium profile in six different lengths. We presented them with a few options to the customer, and they chose one that fit well with their project, while also resulting in significant cost savings.

The customer returned with another enquiry: this time, for a machined and powder coated aluminium hinge. While we were able to manufacture the hinge in line with the specifications given, our technical team realised that there was a far simpler - and cheaper - solution. We worked with one of our global supply partners to cast the part, saving our customer both money and time - not just now, but in the long run.

The detailed version

While our extrusion and fabrication capabilities are often what attract new customers to Edmo, we like to think our creative technical solutions help us keep them.

This collaboration started simply: the customer needed a bespoke, extruded aluminium profile, anodised and supplied in varying lengths. We presented a few options and, while the customer didn’t choose the cheapest, the solution was a perfect fit and still represented significant cost savings.

Following the success of this job, the customer came back to us with another enquiry: they needed a machined and powder coated hinge. The hinge was being made by machining a flat aluminium bar to create the two sides of the hinge. These were then powder coated and joined with a steel pin.

Our technical team reviewed this process, and found it to be unnecessarily costly and over engineered. We convinced the customer to have the component parts custom cast by one of our expert suppliers. Once the component parts were cast, they would only need minor machining, powder coating and assembly. The whole process was quicker, cheaper, and far less labour intensive, but presented the same great results as before.

The outcome

Even taking into account the bespoke tooling costs involved in the first run of this project, the new fabrication solution resulted in immediate savings for the customer. Casting is a highly cost-effective process and, being both quick and very repeatable, was perfect for this job.

After only a few production runs, the bespoke die cast tooling paid for itself, leaving our customer to enjoy a simpler solution at a far lower price than before.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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