Alpha Anodizing and Polishing Ltd
Alpha Anodizing and Polishing Ltd are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
Metal Finishing has a rich tradition at our factory site in Yoxall. Our Management team and skilled operatives, both have vast experience and knowledge in Anodizing and other metal finishing solutions. If you have any finishing queries, Alpha has to be your first call!
We provide a specialised Anodizing service for the aluminium extrusion industry and for manufacturers of architectural aluminium products. We are an established supplier to large volume production sectors, but are delighted to assist new and existing customers with small batch runs or one-off specials. We remain true to our original mission statement ethos: to take care of all customers, irrespective of order size, with the same degree of diligence, care and attention.
We are a dynamic pro-active company that is renowned for responding and meeting our customer’s requirements, and then exceeding their expectations. On the key variables of Price, Quality and Delivery, that drive your decisions, Alpha Finishing believes we can assist you with your Anodizing and Finishing requirements.
Our ability to anodise lengths up to 6.5m, our dual-bed bespoke polishing machine that can polish sections up to 6.5m length, combined with our investment in an in-house cutting and fabrication facility as well as in our packing department with a spiral wrapping machine, gives us confidence that we can satisfy your requirements and provide you with the service you demand and deserve.
The decision to rebrand ‘Alpha Anodizing & Polishing’ with its new trading name ‘Alpha Finishing’, is the result of the company investing in new plant and equipment over recent years, allowing us to offer a greater range of services, beyond Anodizing and Polishing, to our new and existing customers.
We believe that we offer the one-stop shop that our customers require, to satisfy their anodising, cutting and fabrication requirements, and with the establishment of our sister company Prima Metal Finishing, we now offer a range of alternative finishes such as powder-coating and wet spraying to name but a few.
Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called “anodizing” because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit.
Aluminium alloys are anodized to increase corrosion resistance, to increase surface hardness, and to allow dyeing (coloring), improved lubrication, or improved adhesion. The anodic layer is non-conductive.
The Alpha Anodizing & Polishing plant is a semi-automatic line capable of handling extrusions of up to 6.5m in length and sheets up to 3.6 x 1.25m, as well as small components, pressings or extruded profiles .
The process we offer produces a range of colours from a natural silver anodised finish through light to dark bronzes and black. The range of bronze colours can be produced with anodic films from 15 to 25 microns, with natural colour from 5 to 30 microns.
Cutting & Fabrication
At Alpha we are proud to be able to assist you with any of your cutting needs. We have invested in a double headed mitre Addison cutting machine, the investment of which plant ensures that Alpha Finishing can be the one-stop shop for all your cutting, fabrication and finishing needs.
The machine with its technical capabilities for the digital setting of the cutting length to +/- 0.1°, USB data interface, and memories for profile heights and cutting lists, ensures we are well equipped to satisfy requirements of cut and mitred sections of up to 9m in length and 200mm in width. The tight tolerances of the machines capabilities ensure that lengths can be cut and mitred before or after the anodizing/powdercoating process and both large medium and small sized lengths/components can be catered for.
If you just require lengths being cut and be packaged for despatch to your customer, we would be delighted to quote for a cutting and packaging service utilising our spiral packing machine if requested.
Ensuring that the customer receives their finished parts packed to their exact requirements is extremely important to Alpha. Our experience dedicated packing department ensure that each piece of work is cleaned, quality checked and then packed to the highest standard in line with the customer’s specification. Whatever you need, and however you need it packaged, we will always assist you the best way possible.
Our recent investment in a spiral-wrapping machine is demonstrative of our commitment to our customer’s needs following requests for that type of secure and protective packaging and has assisted us in our drive to increase our operational efficiency. The machine’s strength lies in its ability to pack a length of material in a consistent and secure manner at speed, allowing our packing department to concentrate on customer’s manual bespoke packing requirements. The machine is capable of packaging lengths from 1m to 6.5m with multi lengths also being able to be wrapped together.
This packing service is available for anodised, powder-coated and polished only components as well as cut length components using our cutting machine.
Long Length Polishing
At Alpha we have one of the best twin bed polishing machines in the UK dedicated to polishing lengths of up to 6.5m. It is a key part of our plant at the company and has been for many years after having been initially installed and used extensively for the purpose of mirror finish shower screen extruded sections. It has since been used on a multitude of applications where a high quality aesthetically important appearance is paramount.
The photograph doesn’t do justice to the machine’s capabilities. It is a dirty process and we haven’t tried to disguise the fact by photo-shopping the picture. However, if it is a first class polished length that you require, this machine is the one to achieve it.