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Top-quality anodizing for the motorcycle industry: a model of success


Argos ST is an established and reliable partner in the motorcycle industry, and in the automotive more generally, trusted by even the most demanding customers. In this article, we explore a special project that saw the Opera facility providing a colourless technical anodic oxidation treatment for a component used as a surround on the headlight of a prestigious Italian sport bike. Drawing on its experience and compliance with quality standards, Argos ST provided a top-class technical and aesthetic result to satisfy the customer’s requirements.

Argos ST collaborated on the creation of this headlight surround, providing a specific colourless technical anodic oxidation treatment compliant with standard ISO 7599:2018. This surface treatment was selected with care to guarantee effective protection without compromising component aesthetics. Because the surrounds are highly visible design features, it is essential that the treatment is precise and completely free of defects.

Anodizing treatments to meet technical and aesthetic requirements

Headlight surrounds require a protective and high-finish coating and the Opera plant met this challenge with precision and expertise, ensuring that the treatment satisfied both demands. The result is a superior-quality coating with zero defects, even when subject to close scrutiny, guaranteeing perfect integration with the overall design of the Italian sport bike the components are mounted on.

The order involved quality control on coated components to grant an impeccable result, avoiding any imprecision in the coating that could lead to rejection of the parts. Attention to detail and implementation of certified control measures enabled a treatment that exceeded the highest quality standards, fully satisfying the customer’s expectations.

The success of partnerships between Argos ST and big names in the world of motorbikes is clearly demonstrated by this project. Our company’s technical expertise and attention to detail has provided a colourless anodic oxidation coating that is compliant with quality standards, guaranteeing reliable protection and an impeccable finish. Our ability to meet both technical and aesthetic requirements explains once again why Argos ST is the preferred partner for top-class treatments in the motorcycle sector.