THE DRIVE OFF ROAD - Aluminium Surface Treatment
CO2 balances and electromobility are two major drivers for weight reduction in vehicles. Aluminum is one of the most important light metals and therefore always belongs to the tight selection when it comes to saving weight. In addition, aluminum is a tried and tested construction metal in almost all branches of industry, even outside the automotive industry.
The challenge for surface technology is to create several properties, such as wear and corrosion protection, or decorative appearance. This paper provides an overview of various possibilities for the surface treatment of aluminum.