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Flex-Hone® Reduces Roughness and Promotes Sealing in Anodized Cylinders

Posted by Team BRM on Nov 12, 2019 3:07:00 AM

Anodizing imparts a wear-resistant coating to cylinders. This electrochemical process permits the use of lightweight aluminum instead of heavier metals, but anodizing increases surface roughness. Moreover, anodizing increases a cylinder’s outer diameter (OD) while decreasing its inner diameter (OD). These changes in surface quality and dimensions can interfere with parts mating and sealing.     

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Topics: Flex-Hone, surface finishing, anodized cylinders