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Many information can be found in aluminium-manual, which is being completely revised and will soon be available. In the meantime, please use our glossary for useful word explanations.

Layer thickness

Thickness of the oxide layer after anodizing.

Layer, galvanic

Electrochemically generated, intrinsic or deposited layer on workpieces, with the aim of improving the surface properties of the component.


Forming or manufacturing processes that subjects the material to a series of tensile and compressive strains to improve flatness.

Light metal

Metals and their alloys whose density are below 4.5 g/cm3.

Liquidus line

Limit line in phase diagram of an alloy that separates liquid and solid phases.