Beryllium Copper Etching Services and Companies

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  • Maple Grove, MN 763-425-4755

    Great Lakes Engineering is a trend setting manufacturer of surface mount stencils, precision laser cut parts, and photo chemical etched parts. We work with a wide range of materials, including Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Nitinol, Nickel, Kovar and many others. We do not work with glass, plastics, or aluminum. Our specialty is working with very thin materials ranging from .001” to .030” thick. We can offer a wide range of capabilities and materials to meet your needs.

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  • El Monte, CA 626-443-7121

    VACCO is the industry leader of Photo Chemical Etching of metal & polyimide components and devices. We specialize in Stainless steel, Titanium, and Copper, but work with a variety of different materials. We have over 60 years of experience in Chem Etching, and we offer Micro Laser Cutting & Welding, and Diffusion & Adhesive Bonding services along with an extensive range of value-added services. Whether your application is large or small, VACCO can assist you from prototype to production.

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  • Lancaster, PA 800-522-9709

    Photochemical machining is the process we use on aluminum (and alloys), brass, copper, inconels, kovar, metal foils (less than .001” thick), metal sheets (up to .125” thick), mild steels, molybdenum, monels, nickel, phosphor bronze, stainless (300 & 400) and others. Trust your metal etching needs to us.

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  • Newark, NY 315-331-7680

    Our metal engraving is the best in the industry! We work with a variety of metals to come out with the finished product that you have been searching for. Our metals that we use are typically flat sheets that are coiled or blanks that are cut to size. We are committed to providing excellent customer service every time you do business with us. Get in touch with our staff today or fill out the easy form on our website to get started!

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Beryllium Copper Etching

Beryllium copper (BeCu) contains 0.4% to 3% beryllium alloyed with copper making it ideal for etching electrical and electronic components. Of all of the types metals used for etching, beryllium copper is the easiest to photochemically machine and etch. Its thermal conductivity, which is between aluminum and steel, makes it a little bit more difficult to etch than pure copper.

Of the copper-based alloys, beryllium copper has the greatest strength and becomes stronger as more beryllium is added. As with pure copper, it is resistant to non-oxidizing acids like hydrochloric and carbonic acids. Its surface is not subject to abrasive wear or galling, wear caused by two surfaces rubbing together.

The strongest of the beryllium alloys is alloy 25/172, which is the most available. When it is heated, it develops improved tensile strength that is higher than 200 ksi or 200,000 psi with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of C45.

Beryllium copper has low electronic and thermal conductivity, is corrosion resistant, non-sparking, & paramagnetic, as well as has a weak attraction to magnets, which makes it an excellent choice for electrical components for electronic equipment and automotive instruments.

The cost effectiveness and repeatability of beryllium copper etching makes it the perfect choice for producing simple or complex components with exceptional tolerances. As with other etching processes, beryllium copper etching produces parts that do not need any after production processing such as removing of burrs, hardening, or surface finishing.

Beryllium copper etching can be used for fine detailing and the addition of special features, such as lettering, logos, or identifying codes and markings. The intricacies of the etching process are designed by a computer and then transferred by a developing process to the surface of the beryllium sheet, which is photochemically etched.

Photo etched beryllium copper products are used for electrical connectors, metal enclosures, circuit boards, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding. The shielding properties of beryllium copper covers a wide frequency range with mechanical properties that provide high deflection.

The tooling for beryllium copper etching is produced quickly at a fraction of the cost of traditional tooling methods. Parts are etched to perfection without burrs or other mechanical deformities. Since components are not heat treated, they retain their original metallic properties. Regardless of the complexity of the design, it can be easily produced using beryllium copper etching, whether a design has slots, holes, slits, or other intricacies. Large runs can be processed on time and to exacting tolerances.