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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.

  • Maple Grove, MN 763-425-4755

    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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  • 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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Copper Etching Industry Information

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.

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