Clear & Dyed Hardcoat
Pioneer Hardcoat, Type III, provides superior hardness and coating density compared to Type II Anodize. Taber abrasion testing shows Pioneer Metal Finishing's hardcoat exceeds wear characteristics of other hard coatings such as electroless nickel, hardchrome, and ceramic. When a part is hardcoated, it increases the micro finish 2-5 times, depending on the alloy.
MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 & 2
RoHS, REACH, ELV & WEEE Compliant
Approved for food grade applications
High Dielectric Strength
Maximum thickness dependant on alloy
Max Part Size
156” x 60” x 32”
108" X 72" x 30"
|Finish||Process||Corrosion Resistance||Wear Resistance||Di-electric Properties||Thickness Range||Appearance||Penetration/Growth||Unit||Purchase|
Type II (Sulfuric Anodize)
|Type II (Sulfuric Anodize)||Less than 336 hrs salt spray||15.4 mg loss (Suga test) Good||Good (non-conductive)||0.0001"-0.001" (0.0005" required to dye)||Clear or dyed (Recommended for cosmetic applications)||65% Penetration, 35% Growth|
Type III (Hard Anodize)
|Type III (Hard Anodize)||1000-2000 hrs salt spray||3.4 mg loss (Suga test) Excellent||Excellent (Extremely non-conductive)||0.0005"-0.003" (Dependent upon alloy)||Natural dark gray color (Recommended for industrial applications)||50% Penetration, 50% Growth|