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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.

  • Maple Grove, MN 763-425-4755

    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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  • 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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Brass Etching Industry Information

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.

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Applications of Brass Etching

Brass is softer than most other metals and etching takes a relatively short amount of time, requiring 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.

These industries often utilize brass etching in metal components:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Electronics
  • Minting
  • Medical

Etched brass products include:

  • Tubes
  • Piping
  • Welding and Thermal Processing Equipment
  • Weather Stripping
  • Locks
  • Gears
  • Doorknobs
  • Valves
  • Decorative Embellishments
  • Coinage
  • Musical Instruments

Notable Types of Brass Etching

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 to create 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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