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Process: Etching

Overview

The modern etching process enables use of a multitude of different materials and chemicals. Etching is used to create an incised design on the surface of a component by using strong acid applied to unprotected areas of the part in question. Under the microfabrication umbrella, etching can also be used to remove layers of a wafer’s surface via chemical means. Etching also provides the basis for a number of variations of the process, such as photochemical milling and microfabrication etching. As well as being used for decorative purposes, these etching variations are commonly utilised within the electronics and technology industries. It is an essential process within the manufacture of many electronic components - the most notable being circuit boards.

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Etching projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Etching

    This client has some free-issue stainless steel flow plates which need slight modification by way of etching a 1mm groove, as shown in the attached drawing. The client is requesting quotes for an initial 10 off parts to be used as prototypes, but this will lead to ongoing work once full production is confirmed. Because of the shorter lead time required, the client will award the work early if a suitable quotation is found. Therefore, a prompt response is essential from interested parties.

  2. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Etching

    This company - a manufacturer of oil & gas equipment - is looking for a supplier that can laser etch their company logo onto free-issue stainless steel rulers. There are two different sizes of ruler required, with batches ranging from 100 to 200 off per ruler. Delivery of the laser etched items is required by mid-July, making this an ideal opportunity to fill capacity over the coming month.

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Etching

    A manufacturer of Computer Operation Trackerballs, who spends £50,000 annually on outsourced machining, currently seeks a new supplier who can photo etch the attached stainless steel component. Although this is a one-off requirement, the successful supplier may be able to offer assistance with several other designs which are to follow shortly.

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