The top 5 chemical etching benefits

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Category: Chemical etching process insights

The chemical etching process produces precision components by selectively removing metal printed with a CAD image of the design.

When compared with traditional stamping, laser, and waterjet cutting, it has a number of inherent advantages.

In this post, we look at the top 5 chemical etching benefits.

5 benefits of chemical etching

1. Low cost tooling

The tooling for etching is digital, so there is no need for expensive and difficult to adapt press tool assemblies.

2. Flexibility

Component designs can be adapted extremely quickly and economically, meaning both prototype and volume production can be delivered in as little as 24 hours.

3. Material grades

The process is suited to almost any type or grade of sheet metal between 0.01mm and 1.5mm thick.

4. Complexity without cost

Metal is removed simultaneously, meaning multiple geometries and component features can be incorporated without incurring additional processing costs.

5. Burr and stress-free

Where stamped, laser, and waterjet cut parts are prone to distortion, etched parts are burr and stress-free with zero material degradation.

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