An anodizing machine is a great investment for any piercing and body jewelry studio, one that allows you to turn plain titanium or niobium jewelry into individualized pieces with eye-catching colors and effects. In addition to diversifying your stock of basic titanium and niobium jewelry, you can use a piercing anodizing machine to add value for clients by allowing them to choose their own basic jewelry and anodization finish for a fully-customized piece of body jewelry.
A piercing anodizing machine uses an electrochemical process to create a decorative, durable, and corrosion-resistant layer over a metal surface. By partially or completely submerging metal jewelry in an acid electrolyte bath and then passing an electric current through the liquid, you can add a wide variety of colors, tones, and finishes to them. Depending on the power of the electric current applied, you can achieve a wide range of chromatic finishes, from fiery oranges and yellows to cool blues, greens, purples and even black.
Keep in mind that only titanium and niobium are well-suited for anodizing. Other metals or materials will not react in the same way or produce the same results. Visit our info center for more information on the differences between common body jewelry materials.
Anodizing tools and supplies
In order to use an anodizer safely and effectively, you’ll need a few additional tools and supplies beyond the machine itself. The most important are an anodizing wand, anodizing solute, an immersion container, and a mesh strainer. You can purchase all these supplies together in a convenient and affordable anodizer supply kit, or browse for them individually above. Although a piercing anodizer and all of its supplies take a small up-front investment, that investment will be quickly repaid through the increased price-per-unit sales enabled by basic anodized jewelry, as well as making your body jewelry selection more diverse and attractive overall.
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