type 2 andozing example with blue dye

Type 2 anodizing, also known as regular or sulfuric anodizing or soft anodizing, is the process of using electrolytic oxidation to create an aluminum oxide surface. This oxide layer is a combination of buildup on the surface of the part and penetration into the metal. Type 2 anodizing services are the most common and cost-effective process. Type 2 soft anodizing provides excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance. Type 2 Anodize can be sealed in various solutions: dichromate seal, nickel acetate seal, cold nickel fluoride seal, or a combination of nickel and dichromate. Except for dye castings, these coatings are easily dyed in a wide range of colors. If you’d like a quick quote or want to learn more about our Type 2 sulfuric anodize services, don’t hesitate to request one from our experts.

Why Choose Soft Anodizing Services?

Corrosion resistant, available in several color options, and extremely cost effective, Type 2 anodize coating is a popular service for many of our customers. Type 2 anodizing yields a coating slightly thinner and less abrasion-resistant surface than Type 3 anodizing, but it offers several advantages to industries that need a reliable coating for their products. INCERTEC has years of Type 2 anodizing for the outdoor recreation, automotive, aerospace amongst others that need bulk custom dyed parts.

Beyond the quality of finish and level of customization we offer, another reason companies choose INCERTEC is because of our in-house services that go beyond coating — specifically, our heat treating services. Our skilled team can apply heat treatment to aluminum per the AMS 2770 parts before or after Type 2 anodize coating services are complete. Applying heat treatment adds steel-like strength to aluminum parts, and we don’t have a limit of how many parts we can treat.

Qualifications Matter for Type 2 Anodizing

INCERTEC is among the largest plating companies in America. We have approvals from many of the world’s biggest names in the fields of aerospace, medical devices, and defense. Customers from these industries trust INCERTEC with their most demanding and important plating needs. Although gold plating, electroless nickel plating, copper plating, and anodizing are a few of our core specialties, we have the capabilities and internal expertise to tackle virtually any project.
Nadcap Certifications Include:
Anodic Coating – Aluminum: Sulfuric Acid Anodize – Undyed or Dyed (DC02) per

  • • AMS 2471
  • • AMS 2472
  • • MIL-A-8625
    • • AMS 8625
Max Part SizeMaterialStandard SpecificationOperationsColors
132"L x 32"W x 48"D2000, 5000, 6000, 7000, Sand Castings, Die CastingsMIL-A-8625 Type 2 Anodize (Class 1 & 2) RoHS, REACH, ELV & WEEE Compliant. NADCAP AccreditedMinneapolisBlack, Blue & Red

Type 2 Anodizing Operations:

Type II & Type III Plating Operations: Minneapolis, MN and Empalme, Sonora – Mexico
Optional Anodizing Services: RoHs Compliant, NADCAP, Teflon Impregnated
Available Colors: Clear, Black, Blue, and Red