Bowers Mfg Aluminum Anodize, Brite Dip, Gold, Back, Anodizer
Bowers Manufacturing Company
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Aluminum Anodize
Nickel & Stainless

Providing decorative aluminum anodized finishes has been the cornerstone of Bowers Manufacturing for close to 40 years. Our computerized anodize system offers STATE OF THE ART color control for component and lineal requirements. This system provides a very consistent finish from run to run.

Bowers also offers mechanical finishes (buff, brush, bead blast, and sanding) not only on extrusions but also on customer supplied components, plate, and bar stock. Make your product stand out above the competition, by letting us add a mechanical finish to your parts.

    Bowers Advantages
  • Small Parts Anodizing Specialists
  • Lineal up to 18 ft long (16 ft typical)
  • Comprehensive range of colors
  • Brite Dip, Etch, Satin and Clear Finishes
  • Buffed, Brushed, Sanded, and Bead Blasted Mechanical Finishes also available

Bowers's powder and wet coat partners provide a single source solution for your painted components. Contact us for a complete sample pouch of finishes and colors.

Our trained staff give all orders, large or small, repeat or one time, the attention to detail that will provide the desired finish, on time and correct every time.

Bowers is one of only a handful of anodizers in the Midwest that brite dips (a.k.a. Bright Dip). Brite dipping produces a highly desirable reflective surface for your component part. With customer across the US, Bowers is recognized specialist in anodize.

Brite Dip
Bright Dip anodizing is a chemical process on metal finishing that can create a bright, shiny surface on aluminum parts. After brite dipping, a clear or colored dye can be added to the anodized part.

Unlike other plating techniques, brite dipping (aka bright dipping) does not leave a deposit on the surface of the part. It merely enhances the cosmetic appearance of the parts.

For a complete understanding of the anodize process, especially brite dip, give us a call, and we'll be sure to give you a complete understanding of the process and send a non-commitally sample of what bright dip can do for your parts.
Type II Sulfuric Anodizing
Benefits Your
Parts With:

  • Increased corrosion resistance
  • Increased surface hardness
  • Improved lubricity
  • Improved adhesion
  • Non-conductive coating
  • Allow dyeing (coloring)- Aesthetically pleasing to the eye
  • Much lower thermal conductivity and
  • Lower coefficient of linear expansion than treated aluminum
Our Tank Size

Easily allowing part 16.5' (198") or
less to be anodized!

The Aluminum Anodize Process

  Aluminum anodizing (anodic) is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called "anodizing" because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Anodizing increases corrosion resistance and wear resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal. Anodic films can also be used for a number of cosmetic effects, either with thick porous coatings that can absorb dyes or with thin transparent coatings that add interference effects to reflected light. Anodizing is also used to prevent galling of threaded components and to make dielectric films for electrolytic capacitors. Anodic films are most commonly applied to protect aluminum alloys, although processes also exist for titanium, zinc, magnesium, niobium, and tantalum.

  Anodization changes the microscopic texture of the surface and changes the crystal structure of the metal near the surface. Thick coatings are normally porous, so a sealing process is often needed to achieve corrosion resistance. Anodized aluminium surfaces, for example, are harder than aluminium but have low to moderate wear resistance that can be improved with increasing thickness or by applying suitable sealing substances. Anodic films are generally much stronger and more adherent than most types of paint and metal plating. This makes them l ess likely to crack and peel from aging and wear.

Environmental impact
  Anodizing is one of the most environmentally-friendly metal finishing processes. The by-products do not contain heavy metals, halogens or volatiles. The most common anodizing effluents, aluminium hydroxide and aluminium sulfate, are recycled for the manufacturing of alum, baking powder, cosmetics, newsprint and fertilizer or used by industrial wastewater treatment systems.

European Union & RoHS
  Every part produced at Bowers fully complies with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). None of the substances on the RoHS list are used in our facility. We will be happy to provide certification of RoHS compliance.

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