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Titanium (AMS-2288)

Anodizing titanium is a process that adjusts the oxide level of metal surfaces. This adjustment changes the spectrum of light, resulting in perceived color. By precisely controlling the surface oxide level, an entire range of colors can be produced.  Anodizing titanium is not a coating, nor dose it use dye. Voltage applies to the part through fixturing, in a electrolytic bath, controls the color. Therefore, the integrity and properties of the base metal along with its suitability in biomedical applications are not compromised. Color-coding of components and devices greatly reduces errors in assembly or use. In medical and dental applications, color-coding for size allows instant recognition of needed parts when time and accuracy are critical. Orthopedic implants, dental implants, medical instruments and device components can be coded with standardized or specialty colors to increase efficiency during surgery. In aerospace or other highly technical applications, color-coding provides unambiguous identification of parts for ease, speed and accuracy of assembly.