Anodized Aluminum Overlays
Overlays with Superior Abrasion Resistance
MPC’s Anodized Aluminum Overlays are an ideal choice for panel overlays because of their exceptional abrasion resistance. The anodic layer is impervious to weather, and provides excellent resistance to abrasion, corrosion, chemicals and solvents. Anodized aluminum may be a cost-effective alternative to Metalphoto for certain applications.
Anodized aluminum overlays are used as the front panel of a one-part panel overlay or two-part panel construction. A one-part panel overlay is engineered from one sheet of anodized aluminum with graphic elements and is fabricated to your design using one or more processes in our machine and print shops. A two-part panel overlay construction is engineered from a thinner sheet of anodized aluminum with graphic elements, which is then affixed to an identically fabricated thicker supporting aluminum or stainless steel back panel.
Why Choose MPC’s Anodized Aluminum Overlays?
- Images are sealed beneath the anodic layer for maximum durability.
- Superior resistance to abrasion, chemicals, solvents, and extreme temperatures. Black graphics possess the greatest durability with expected exterior life of up to 10 years. Color options have limited UV resistance and are not recommended for long-term outdoor use.
- After fabrication, edges and holes of the finished parts are not anodized; a secondary process may be elected for thicknesses of .063” or greater to anodize, alodine or paint these edges for increased durability and protection.
- Precision fabrication in our machine and print shops to your design specifications in thicknesses ranging from .003” to .125”.
|Material:||Anodized aluminum face stock (optional thicknesses .003”, .005”, .008”, .012”, .020”, .032”, .063”, .090”, .125”).|
|Finishes:||Matte (non-reflective with flat finish), Satin (lustrous semi-reflective material), #4 (brushed to resemble a stainless steel finish), Gloss (highly reflective, mirror-like). Note: #4 starts at .032" thickness; Gloss is available in .020" only.|
|Fabrication:||Advanced tooling for precision fabrication capabilities including milling, countersink and counterbore holes, bending/forming, stud insertion, stand-offs, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesives, and more.|
|Copy/Graphics:||Many fonts and design elements are available, as well as your company logo.|
|Colors:||Color options available. Note: Colors have limited UV resistance. Not recommended for long-term outdoor use.|
|Standard Sizes:||Standard and custom sizes up to 24” x 40”.|
|Shipment:||15 working days from receipt of order and approval of artwork. Expedited shipment is available for an additional charge. Foil thicknesses require 15-20 working days.|