Chemical Milling Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Maple Grove, MN 763-425-4755

    If you are in need of chemical milling then Great Lakes Engineering, Inc. can help. Our high performance chemical milling is affordable and we utilize top of the line equipment to create your products. It is our mission to exceed your expectations and we will work with you every step of the way. Feel free to contact us today to learn more information!

  • El Monte, CA 626-443-7121

    Our chemical milling is some of the best in the industry! We provide our etching components and parts to a broad variety of worldwide industries and applications including medical, automotive, scientific, fiber, electronic, mechanical/manufacturing and many more. We make it our goal to provide excellent customer service in order to ensure full customer satisfaction. Visit our website for more information!

    VACCO Industries, Inc.
  • Elkhart, IN 574-293-3342

    The Micro Etch Technologies process offers many technical & financial advantages in manufacturing so many flat metal components. Try this precision etching, non-mechanical process for competitively priced, burr & stress free sheet metal products, up to 62 mil (.062”) thick. Our photo-chemical machining process is also known as photo-fabrication, photo etching, chemical milling & acid etching.

    Micro Etch Technologies
  • Roseville, MI 800-345-0568

    Microphoto has been an industry leader in photochemical machining for more than a quarter century. We have used the chemical milling process on such items as connectors, electronic parts, fasteners, gaskets, shims, signs, springs, stampings, surgical blades and many other products.

    Microphoto, Inc.
  • San Jose, CA 408-214-0454

    Since 1967, Elcon has been known for our advanced photochemical machining process. By tightly controlling every aspect of this process, We are capable of precisely etching 3D surfaces, and producing parts with extremely dif?cult requirements. For more information on what we can do for you get in touch with Elcon today!

    Elcon Precision LLC
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Chemical Milling

Chemical milling, also known as chemical etching, is the process of using chemicals on materials to etch, cut or engrave specific designs or patterns. Almost every type of metal can be processed with this technique, including steel, titanium, brass, nickel, copper and more. Commonly used to create parts such as stencils, plaques, printed plates, circuit boards, foil-stamping dies and more, chemical milling is a specialized process.

Certain acids or chemicals react with metals to dissolve them, and thus lines and holes can be created in a piece of metal using the application of these specific acids or chemicals. In the process of chemical milling, the metal sheet to be etched is cleansed thoroughly before the masking layer is applied. Masking is often made up of tapes or paints, elastomers, plastics or by a photoresist in photo etching, and it is applied to the areas of the metal sheet which are not to come into contact with the etching acid. If tape is used, a pattern can be cut into the masking layers using a scribe and peel method. The metal part or sheet is then exposed to the chemical or reagent in order for corrosion to occur. When the reagent is applied, many factors are considered to determine how long to leave it for including: temperature, agitation, acid concentration and the desired depth of the cut or etch. After the desired result is achieved, the chemical is stripped off the part and it is polished.

Etched metals are usually thin mediums such as sheet metals or foils, although thicker metals such as coins and plaques can be etched as well. Chemical milling is a specialized process that can save manufacturers time and money if implemented by qualified personal. The process involved hardly any mechanical work, but it is necessary to understand the different chemical concentrations in relation to their reaction with certain metals. It has become increasingly popular as chemical technology has improved. Compared to mechanical milling which requires costly machinery and maintenance, as well as individual milling, chemical milling is a faster and more economical method of metal engraving. Larger OEMs and industrial machinists are turning to chemical and photo milling as it is also a viable alternative to stamping and laser or water-jet cutting for precision parts. Tooling is relatively cheap and the process can result in finished components in a matter of hours although many hobbyists, artists, and small manufacturers still prefer hand engraving over chemical or mechanical for a personal and more organic finish to their metal etchings and engravings.

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