We often get our parts alodined and painted as most other aircraft parts manufacturers. This process has got us thinking about the time spent on them. It would be easier if we probably got them hard anodised?
I know there are differences between the two in regards to conduction, grounding etc (Still waiting for answer from electronics dep). Furthermore our parts don't have critical effects on the structure of the aircraft. This way I could save both cost and time.
This is my opinion as a junior engineer. Please correct me if I am wrong.
So is anodising common in aircraft parts?