Increasingly often, the mechanical part oxidation specifications that we are given specify that threads, flat surfaces and holes should be protected and only very specific areas should be anodised. Protection can be of two different types: a standard protection, and a more complex protection option which is sometimes worked out and designed before engineering the part itself.

Standard protection is achieved with plugs and bolts in different sizes and can be completed with tape specially designed to withstand the oxidation process. When a part is hooked, the operator will have to stopper any holes and threads and apply tape wherever required; this protective work is a low-skill job only requiring a certain degree of accuracy from the operator.

More complex protection techniques are different: in this case, we make our wealth of expertise available to customers - with technical advice supplied before and during engineering of the part to anodise.

This protection is usually provided for mechanical parts used in the motor racing world (including Formula 1 and MotoGP). In this case, however, the part to protect is handled differently: it is brought to the workshop and, after checking the corresponding drawings and dimensions, it undergoes a protection process in which special waxes are used. This must be done by a highly skilled operator, who will expertly remove or mask exposed areas so that the required area only can be anodized.