Metal etching Complex, burr and stress-free components from any metal

What is metal etching?

etched speaker grills created through chemical etching

Metal etching is a subtractive sheet metal machining process which uses etchant chemistry to produce complex, highly accurate metal components.

At Precision Micro we offer a market-leading metal etching service that can manufacture feature dense, high precision components faster and more economically than traditional stamping, laser and water jet cutting.

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Metal etching benefits

Etching uses digital tooling, which means design changes can be carried out quickly. This process also means design optimisation is risk-free without financial penalty.

No mechanical force or heat is used during the metal etching process, ensuring material properties are unaltered and components are free from stresses and burrs.

As component features are machined simultaneously almost limitless part complexity is achievable, with accuracy to ±0.025mm.

Full range of metal etching benefits:

  • Unlimited complexity – you only pay for the first hole
  • No expensive hard tooling required
  • Low-cost design iterations – fast
  • Burr and stress-free – metal properties unaffected
  • Lead-times in days, not months
  • Virtually any metal
  • Accuracy to ±0.025mm
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What metals can be etched?

Almost any metal can be etched. Select a material below to get started:

We also work with customer supplied material. Please contact us for more information.

Etched metal components