Our ISO accredited copper etching service offers a fast, cost-effective alternative to traditional stamping, laser and water-jet cutting.
Due to thier delicate, reflective nature, laser cutting and stamping copper-based alloys have proven difficult, often compromising material integrity, flatness or quality of cut.
Chemical etching produces burr-free, stress-free, flat copper components without altering material properties or integrity.
Suitable copper and copper alloy grades
|Beryllium Copper||All grades|
|Copper||All grades, including oxygen-free|
|Nickel Silver||All grades|
|Phosphor bronze||All grades|
Etched copper components
We chemically etch tens of thousands of custom copper components each month for a wide range of engineering applications.
As copper is highly conductive, durable, ductile and malleable, it is well suited to 2-D and 3-D electronics components.
Typical components etched include:
Benefits at a glance
- Prototype to volume — fast
- No hard tooling
- Low-cost design iterations — fast
- Burr-and stress-free – metal properties unaffected
- Lead-times in days, not months
- All copper and copper alloy grades
- Accuracy to ±0.025mm
- Beryllium copper
- Nickel silver
- Phosphor bronze