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Copper Etching Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of copper etching companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top copper etching companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any copper etching company can provide copper etching services to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach copper etching companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for acid etched copper, plasma etching copper, or high resolution copper etchings.

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We are your source for excellent copper etching! We use a state of the art chemical etching process in order to provide you with the cost effective solutions to all of your metal etching needs. Our copper etched parts have been utilized in many applications such as electrical leads, washers, electronic connectors, shielding and laminations as well as many more! Get in touch with us via phone or email today!
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Are you searching for copper etching? Our services are very affordable and we offer a wide range of unique secondary operations. We put a focus on our customers` needs. As a hassle-free manufacturer we offer quick turnaround and we strive to bring you only the very best. Please give one of our representatives a call today to learn more!
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Our copper etching is used in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical and many other industries. In addition to copper we are also capable of using brass, nickel alloy, stainless steel and many others. We are able to work with thicknesses ranging from 0.0005 inches up to 0.125 inches. Our skilled teams of designers will work with you in order to come up with a product that will fit your exact specifications. Visit us on the web today to learn more!
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For cost effective, precision metal parts, our copper etching services are second to none. With our photochemical etching process we can etch any copper alloy as well as aluminum, nickel, and stainless steel alloys. In addition, we supply in-house laser welding, heat treating, forming, and plating services. Regardless of your thin metal requirements, we are equipped to handle all of your applications! Visit our website or give us a call to see how we can serve you!
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Tech Met has been dedicated to providing responsive, competent and high quality copper 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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Copper 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, copper is one of the most common materials used in both traditional and modern etching contexts. One of the few metals found abundantly in nature, copper is easily mined, refined and 100% recyclable. This malleable and ductile metal is easily manufactured into strips, smooth rods or tubes, sheets and plates desirable for engraving.

The fine qualities of copper make it the preferred choice for etching as it bites evenly, holds texture well and color is not often distorted. Although green patina may develop over time when copper is exposed to environmental conditions, artistic etchings often utilize this attribute for a more integrated design. While hobbyists and artists frequently utilize copper etching, industrial and commercial manufacturing also incorporate this medium in a variety of applications. Aerospace, automotive, transportation, electronics, minting and medical industries all utilize copper etching in metal components. The popularity of copper 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 copper products include microchips, statues, decorative ornaments, printed circuit boards, musical instruments, piping, tubing, cookware, coinage and even ammunition.

Such a wide variety of copper 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 copper 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 copper 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 copper 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 copper due to its high etch rate, though iron chloride and nitric acid are also compatible with copper.



Copper Etching
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Copper Etching - United Western Enterprises, Inc.
Copper Etching - United Western Enterprises, Inc.
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