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Brass Etching Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial brass etching companies and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source brass etching companies with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These brass etching companies can provide brass etching services to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these brass etching manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for large brass etching, brass photo etchings, or etching polished brass.

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Great Lakes Engineering, Inc. is a supplier of brass etching and a variety of other services. Our processes are second to none and we offer quick turnaround. You will not be upset with the quality of our solutions. If you have any questions please contact us today and speak with one of our highly trained representatives.
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We are eager to assist you with your brass etching needs. These solutions are reliable and we have a long history of successful manufacturing. Our experts only utilize state of the art technology which results in the highest quality products. If you would like to learn more about our unprecedented products then feel to give us a call today.
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VACCO Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. in St. Louis. VACCO Industries is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 compliant company. We were founded in 1954. Since our inception, VACCO Industries extensive product development including brass etching has diversified to the company's products to better serve its customers. Visit our website today!
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With over 45 years in the metal etching industry, we have the experience to supply the very best brass etching services. We can etch many other copper alloys as well as aluminum, nickel, and stainless steel alloys. Using a photochemical etching process, we specialize in etching thin metal products. Our precision etching services are also complimented by our forming, heat treating, laser welding, and plating services, so we are confident we can satisfy all your thin metal part requirements!
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Tech Met has been dedicated to providing responsive, competent and high quality brass etching services on fabricated components since 1988. Work on high temperature, titanium and ferrous alloys have been the prime focus, primarily serving the aerospace engine fabricating market in the Eastern US. Contact us today by calling or visiting our website to request a quote.
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Brass Etching

Etching is a mechanical or chemical process that utilizes many different techniques to cut, engrave or otherwise depress designs into a flat piece of metal. Though many different types of metals may be etched, brass is a common option. An alloy of zinc and copper, brass has many of the same properties of both metals. Additional elements can be added for beneficial properties. Aluminum, for example, is often added to increase strength and corrosion resistance.

Brass is softer than most other metals and etching takes a relatively short amount of time and requires minimal mechanical force. This malleable and ductile metal is easily manufactured into strips, smooth rods or tubes, sheets and plates desirable for engraving. Artists and hobbyists often use brass as its softness allows for hand needle scratching. While brass is frequently utilized in these domestic settings, industrial and commercial manufacturing also incorporate this medium in a variety of applications. Aerospace, automotive, transportation, electronics, minting and medical industries all utilize brass etching in metal components. Like copper, the popularity of brass in many of these settings can be attributed to its being one of the best known and most cost effective conductors of heat and electricity. For this reason and others etched brass products include tubes, piping, welding and thermal processing equipment, weather stripping, locks, gears, doorknobs, valves, decorative embellishments, coinage and a wide variety of musical instruments.

Such a wide variety of brass etched products reflects the many different etching techniques available. While hand etching with a needle is popular in artistic and custom applications, chemical etching or machining is the most common industrial etching method, particularly acid etching and photofabrication. Acid etching is accomplished by covering the brass surface to be etched with an acid resistant waxy ground. The manufacturer scratches off the ground, using a point etching needle creating the design of the finished piece. The brass sheet is then dipped into acid or has acid washed over the metal. Photofabrication follows a similar procedure but rather than a waxy ground, the brass is covered in a photoresist and exposed to UV light to create the template necessary before the corrosive chemical is applied.  In either instance, the chemical wash bites into the metal where it is unprotected, leaving a depression in the plate. The depth of the groove depends on the length of application. When the desired depth is achieved, the remaining chemicals are washed off and the rest of the wax or photoresist is removed to reveal the finished product. Cupric chloride is the chemical most often used with brass due to its high etch rate, though iron chloride and nitric acid are also compatible with brass.



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