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Beryllium Copper Etching Services and Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of beryllium copper etching companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any beryllium copper etching company can provide services to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach beryllium 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 chemical machining, brass etching, or acid etching.

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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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  • Phoenix, AZ 602-278-7800

    Quality. Integrity. Made in USA. Precision etched parts, nameplates, asset tags, graphic overlays, signage and more - our team has been producing high quality products for over 35 years. We serve all industries - automotive, aerospace, military, medical, electronics and equipment manufacturers.

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  • Milford, MA 508-478-2025

    PEI is a leading producer of photochemical machining and photochemical etching precision and decorative metal parts. We use chemical machining and etching as a process to selectively remove material by chemical action, creating extraordinary cost-effectiveness. In business since 1967.

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  • Morgan Hill, CA 888-448-2549

    Founded in 1977, we offer photochemical machining to make products from copper-based alloys plus ferrous and high-nickel alloys. We have used chemical milling to produce items for the architectural, decorative, mechanical and motion picture industries. Secondary operations also available.

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Beryllium Copper Etching Industry Information

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 of 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 bit more difficult to etch than pure copper. The cost effectiveness and repeatability of beryllium copper etching, however, 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 post-production processing, such as removing burrs, hardening, or surface finishing.

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Applications of Beryllium Copper Etching

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.

Benefits of Beryllium Copper Etching

Beryllium copper has low electronic and thermal conductivity, as well as being corrosion resistant, non-sparking, and paramagnetic. Additionally, it has a weak attraction to magnets, which makes it an excellent choice for electrical components for electronic equipment and automotive instruments. Of the copper-based alloys, beryllium copper has the greatest strength and becomes stronger as more beryllium is added. 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. 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 (i.e., wear caused by two surfaces rubbing together). 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 the design has slots, holes, slits, or other intricacies. Large runs can be processed on time and to exacting tolerances.