Signage, Gift ware, Decorative, and Model Engineering 

A feature of Chemical Milling which is difficult and expensive to replicate by any other manufacturing technique, is the ability to etch complex surface detail to a high degree of accuracy. The potential of this process was quickly realised for use in metal signage followed very rapidly by other applications which require surface detail in relief. 
 
Etch Tech have a wealth of experience in producing items ranging from 2.5mtr long signs through to the most delicate frets of model parts. Our skilled graphics department team can design for you, or use your supplied design. Your designs can be supplied as 'clean etched' items or with paint infill to your colour specification. 
 
Decorative large panel surface etching Surface Etching By Etch Tech Chemical Engineers

Only the highest quality 

Etch Tech have developed an advanced process which allows the surface etching of curved surfaces and other complex shapes that in the past have proved too difficult. This technique was recently used to etch a well known high street logo onto stainless steel clothing racks after they had been fully assembled and welded. 
 
Etched brass components have long been the mainstay of model trains and boats and whilst the bulk of this type of work is supplied to retail specialists (we may have etched your favourite kit!), Etch Tech are pleased to take commissions from modellers involved in unique projects. Our experienced designers will be able to assist you with your requirements. 
 
Typical metal products which are manufactured by Chemical Milling include: 
Signs and Plaques 
Invitations 
Novelty Items 
Model Trains 
Model Boats 
Retail Displays 
Architectural Metalwork 
Architectural Models 
Your requirements are important to us; you are guaranteed a first class service when you specify Etch Tech as your manufacturing partner. 

Etch Tech can supply a range of Photo Chemically Etched decorative products, such as: 

Advertising Products 
Bespoke Artwork 
Clock Dials 
Decorative Metal Lighting Installations 
Facia Panels 
Fold-up Dioramas 
Gift Boxes 
Gobos 
Insignia 
Labels 
Large Panels 
Logos 
Luxury Packaging 
Nameplates 
Name Cards 
Paper cutter blanks 
Personalised Dog tags 
Personalised Metal Business Cards 
Presentation plaques 
Speaker grilles 
Wedding invitations 
 
Design tolerances 
 
The Photo Etching process in place at Etch Tech Ltd is capable of etching extremely fine detail into metal. We have extensive experience working closely with customers to offer improved design tolerances on our decorative products. Please contact our design engineers so discuss your requirements. 
For any volume of the production of Decorative Components and Installations, the manufacturing technique of choice is Chemical Machining, see below for an in-depth view of the strengths of the process: 
Benefits of the Chemical Machining Process : 
 
Apertures on both sides as the etchant works on both sides of the metal 
Burr & Stress-free manufacturing method 
Custom parts – you design it – we make it! 
Cost-effective Prototyping 
Etch Tech can call on more than 30 years experience in the photo chemical etching of metal components 
High Accuracy 
Low cost tooling 
Industry leading lead times from inception to delivered components 
Prototypes – fast turnaround to meet your needs 
Scalable through Short Run to High Volume 
To find out more about our Photo Etching Process please email, or contact us on 01480 435 548 

Get a Fast Track Quote 

Tell us about your photo chemical etching requirements today and get a fast track quote. We aim to respond to requests within 4 hours of receipt of your contact, 24 hours guaranteed! 

Consult with our design team now! 

Wondering if chemical milling is right for your project? Consult with our team of experienced designers today and we can begin working together!