WHATS IS ANODIZING?
It is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surfaces into decorative, durable, corrosion- resistance, anodic oxide finish.
“NO SEALANTS, GASKETS OR BUTYL TAPE IN THE PANEL JOINTS MEAN NO DIRTY STREAKS OR MAINTENANCE.”
Anodize Aluminum Panels:
Successfully combines science and nature to create a great form of metal finish. The dense surface of the Aluminum is created utilizing the natural oxidation process and adding electricity and chemical to enhance the process and well as the outcome. This Aluminum process bring out the natural variation in colors which is expected.
System Dimension: 1-1/4” Nominal
Material Thickness: .08” standard (other gauges available)
Panel Joint: ½” Nominal Standard (1/8” to 1”)
Finish: Clear, Bronze, Champagne, and Black Anodizes
Weight: Less than 2 pounds per square foot
- Exceptional abrasion Resistance, corrosion, chemical and solvents.
- Cost efficient
- Available in one-part or two-part panels.
- The anodize panel reveals the natural beauty of Aluminum while enhancing it strength and it aesthetic abilities.
- Requires special processes to be welded.
- Prone to sever spring break.
- Abrasive to tooling.
WHAT ARE PORTHOLE WINDOWS?
In the 15th century King Henry Vlll ordered new cannons for his warships. An openings had to be cut in the sides of the vessels to accommodate them. The openings were given the name of porte. In the French language porte refered to an door or an opening. Soon the openings became known as portholes. A circular opening has greater structural stability than a square one.In some instances, ordinary glass can be replaced by hi-tech and pressure-resistant materials, such as acrylic or quartz.
In architecture, a circular window is known as an oculus and can be found in many Renaissance and Baroque buildings.
HOW ARE PORTHOLE WINDOW MADE?
The material generally used for building porthole are steel, aluminum, brass, bronze and iron. The glass used is created through a process called Sand-Casting, which is a mixture of silica, lime and ashes. It is heated and cooled at a consistent pace until the texture of the glass shows. Porthole is primarily a circular glass disk, known as a ‘portlight’, encased in a metal frame that is bolted securely into the façade of a structure. Portholes also consist of metal storm covers that can be securely fastened against the window when necessary. Porthole can typically measure up to two feet and weight about 100 pounds.