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.

Standard Specifications
MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 & 2
AMS 2468
AMS 2469
RoHS, REACH, ELV & WEEE Compliant
Approved for food grade applications

Performance Benefits
Wear Resistance
Corrosion Resistance
High Dielectric Strength
Heat Dissipation

Receptive Metals
Aluminum Alloy

500-3000 uin.
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