Anodizing – the process that changes everything

We received a lot of questions about the process of manufacturing our Bybas, like “What does anodizing mean?” and “Is this really anodized?” or “Is this really made from aluminium? It doesn’t look like metal”. Everyone who already ordered their own Byba, were persuaded at first sight. Others should visit our store and order their own here 😉

Well, if you are an engineer or just like to know what, how and why stuff is made as it is, this blogpost is for you. Main part of Byba is an aluminium housing, which is carefully and thoughtfully modified to be safe, durable and an eye candy 🙂 This is possible due to the process of Anodisation – a widely used step in the downstream processes of metal industry. It transforms the surface of our aluminium Byba into an aluminium oxide, which greatly strengthens the atoms of aluminium, with ions, generated with electric current. For most of us, that are not engineers or chemists, this sounds like science fiction, so I prefer this explanation: “It is basically a highly controlled oxidation of aluminium. A process, which occurs in nature spontaneously, to increase the stability of aluminium.” This means there is nothing sprayed on the surface, no highly toxic oils are used in the modification processes, just aluminium housings sunk into the acidic bath with electric current passing through.

Anodising scheme

Anodising scheme

The results of anodizing is a finished product, which has a lot of positive effects on the strength of aluminium, durability and temperature resistance. The anodized surface presents an unscratchable layer so you don’t need to worry about chipping or peeling. Therefore there is no possibility for you to inhale or eat the metal, which is a major problem of other similar products. Furthermore the preparation for anodizing removes any oil that could have leaked from the machines and tools which are being used in the manufacturing process. There are no toxic side effects or side products of anodizing, which is very important not just for users but also for the environment and last but not least, the result is an unmatched classy metallic look with no variation of colour on the angles.

Clone army of anodized Bybas

Clone army of anodized Bybas

You can produce a range of colours with anodizing and the main advantage is that the paint is not sprayed on top of Byba, but incorporated between the atoms while being anodized and therefore can’t be scratched off or rinsed when you are cleaning your Byba. That all being said, I hope we answered a few of your questions. If you have more of them, please let us know and we will gladly answer them via blog or otherwise.

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