What is chemical etching? 

Chemical etching is a rapid and flexible precision manufacturing technique offering you the option of very short lead times (from 24hrs), together with batch sizes to suit your build program. In conjunction with our forming department and the metal plating and finishing services we offer, you can be guaranteed a very competitive price structure for complete manufacture on all batch sizes. 
 

The advantages of chemical etching over laser or water jet cutting 

Etching by chemical etching means there is no mechanical contact or applied heat during manufacture, so the Etch Tech Chemical etching process offers you a component which is totally free from burrs, edge embrittlement or induced stresses. The same tooling offers you the option to design your component with surface etched logos, part numbers or selective reduction in metal thickness at no extra cost. 
 

Contact us today 

The Etch Tech sales team will be pleased to discuss your exact requirements from prototype through to production quantities, either by telephone or at your preferred location. We are able to accept your drawings as electronic files, including dxf, dwg, SolidWorks, STEP, IGES, ProEngineer and PDF. We will also work from your dimensioned hard copy drawings or sketches. 
 
Benefits of the Chemical Etching 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!