Chemically etched aluminum by Etch tech taking advantage of using the right chemistry to etch Aluminum.

What is chemical etching of aluminium? 

The chemical etching of Aluminium can be very difficult if not done correctly which leads to poor edges and a rough half etch. The main problem with Photo Etching Aluminium is that Aluminium is exothermic which means that as you begin to etch the Aluminium it creates heat and also gases in the surface of the Aluminium; which can then cause the Aluminium blow outward and to smut up with carbon like granules, giving the appearance of little pockets in the surface. This gives the surface a very rough appearance and poor edge quality. 
 
Aluminium facia for electronic equipment and aluminium parts manufactured by Etch Tech using chemical etching.

The importance of the correct etchant 

Aluminium can be etched either with an Alkaline etchant or an Acidic etchant and dependent on design and whether or not the part has been anodised we will then use the best etchant for the best result for your design. 
 
At Etch Tech Ltd we have researched the best etchant type, strength of the bath specific gravity and temperature to insure the correct speed of etch and to insure a smooth clean etch. This allows us to etch through up to 3mm Aluminium and down to .005mm so as to give fine details and finishes for the customers design. 
 
 
more etched Aluminium components manufactured by chemical milling.

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 Aluminium 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 either contact us on 01480 435 548, or follow the links below 

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