Part Refurbishment

Spot Anodization and Full Anodize Refurbishment

Whole Part Refurb

When a part has reached the end of its life cycle, instead of re-machining the part, we can strip off the old anodize (as well as plasma if needed) and recoat it with anodize.

Spot Anodization

In many instances, only a small section or pinhole in the anodize needs to be fixed. This cost effective solution allows for a cheaper alternative to whole part refurb.

Due to a variety of factors including mechanical damage, chemical damage, or simple wear and tear, many companies find the anodize on their parts no longer suitable for their process or assembly. Unfortunately for many parts that simply means scrapping the part entirely and purchasing a new part. 

A significantly better option exists in our part refurbishment process. Instead of having to throw away an entire part, often due to small dings in the anodize, we can repair the anodize and save the part. Most parts we are asked to fix simply have have small conductive dings in them, usually from handling damage that can be easily repaired via our spot anodization program. For this program, we charge $150 per conductive spot. 

If the damage is more severe, or the damage is non-conductive, often times a full rework is necessary. This process involves stripping off the old anodize and re-anodizing the part. While more costly given the time involved, the overall savings from not having to scrap a part are very large. 

Our spot anodize and refurb process has been validated by many semiconductor OEMs and has become part of the general supply chain in order to save critical parts. 

Why Choose our Refurbishment Process

Anodize Refurb FAQ

Anodize part refurbishment is a complex process that many people are understandably curious about. The first question people ask is usually can anodized parts even be refurbished? The answer is…usually.

Tolerances need to be such that they allow for rework. Anodize is 50% penetration and 50% buildup, so to that end, stripping off and re-anodizing will result in a net loss of 50% of the original anodize thickness, however we can compensate for this to an extent by increasing the thickness of the anodize with customer approval. 

Another common question is can the anodized part be reworked if there is plasma exposure? We have a process of removing plasma from plasma exposed parts, safely and effectively. After removal, the anodize is stripped and re-anodized.

A final commonly asked question has to do with cosmetics, what does the part look like after refurb? After spot anodization it will typically look dark with a slight gray line around it. Full refurb parts on the other hand will be indistinguishable from new parts.