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Computer Chassis Anodizing

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Computer chassis (aka computer case) has been very useful to the computer industry as it serves as a container to a computer most important parts or components. For instance it is where you can find the central process unit (CPU) which is usually embedded on a computer motherboard. Having said that, it is therefore imperative that a computer case is made up of sturdy, durable material to ensure that it can provide the necessary protection for the elements inside a computer.

Anodizing computer chassis is one effective way to achieve a high level of protection. Aside from that, it also can improve a computer overall appearance or aesthetics. This is why the computer manufacturing companies consider computer chassis anodizing as a process that is very useful to the industry, including those whose focus is PC assembly – it helps them produce products with great quality.

So, how anodizing process is done?

A metal plating and anodizing company based in Morgan Hill, California provides on its website a general idea on how anodizing process is performed for sheet metals – including computer chassis.

In general, sheet metal anodizing is carried out with the following process:

Step 1: Wrought alloys are cleaned by either through the use of a solvent bath or in a hot soak cleaner; they may be etched in sodium hydroxide or brightened in a mix of acids. The cleaning process is recommended in order to remove impurities, particularly the inter-metallic substances.

Step 2: The passing of a direct current through an electrolytic solution on the surface of the substrate, which causes the outer layer to grow; the action of the electrons leaving the circuit through the metal part makes a tough, corrosion resistant coating to build up.

Step 3: Further treatment may be carried out to enhance the ‘aesthetic’ feature of the finish (e.g. decorative dyes) as well as other procedure for a more improved performance.

Step 4: The sealing process is aimed to close the pores in the anodic substrate, which is essential to give the surface resistance to staining, abrasion, crazing, and color degradation.

So, now that we already have an idea of what computer anodizing is all about, we can say that, again, it is an important process that companies in the computer industry should use, most especially for those who are in computer manufacturing or assembly sector. Make sure that the computer chassis you are going to use has been anodized or has undergone the anodizing process – for a more quality, more improved finish products.

Roy Van Rivero has a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently working in an IT company for almost 6 years now. He writes various industry-related topics, including metal anodizing. He follows resources from a number of industries that publish good resources online such as GMP Plating, Inc. – a metal plating and anodizing service provider based in Morgan Hill, California.

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