Stainless steel etching

Stainless steel etching

Benefits at a glance

  • Prototype to volume — fast
  • Unlimited complexity – you only pay for the first hole
  • No hard tooling
  • Low-cost design iterations — fast
  • Burr-and stress-free – metal temper and magnetic properties unaffected
  • Lead times in days, not months
  • All steel grades
  • Accuracy to ±0.025mm


  • Mild steel
  • Electrical steel
  • Maraging steel
  • Sandvik strip steel
  • Uddeholmstrip flapper valve steel
  • High carbon (spring) steel
  • Austenitic (300 series)
  • Ferritic/martensitic (400 series)
  • Precipitation hardened (17-4, 17-7)
  • Duplex, super duplex
  • Full material stock list

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