Process: Etching


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


    A manufacturer of blast protection products - who spends £150,000 a year on all outsourced fabrication services - seeks assistance with the manufacture of the attached brushed stainless steel cigarette stubber. The ideal supplier will be able to produce these parts economically, with an emphasis on reliability and high quality. There is an order to place immediately with a supplier who can offer all of the above.

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    This design house, who specialises in the design of household consumer products and outsources approximately £50,000 worth of finishing each year, is currently developing a new product range and would like to hear from suppliers who can assist with the etching that will be required. Although there is no immediate order to place as the product range is still being developed, the buyer is hoping to move forward as soon as possible. This is expected to be repeated going forward, although the frequency of the orders is not yet known.

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    This manufacturer of autoglasses & lenses is developing their product further and would like to hear from suppliers who can assist with the initial pre-production phase, as well as ongoing production. Currently outsourcing approximately £500,000 worth of machining work annually, the attached parts are to be etched rather than lasered, in order to prevent scorch marks. The ideal supplier will be be able to deliver on schedule, as well as maintaining good communication. There is an immediate order to place, which will be repeated approximately every 2 months going forward. IMPORTANT: There is a non-disclosure agreement running with this enquiry. Please print this off, complete ALL sections, sign and date it and return the page to sourcing@qimtek.co.uk or fax 01256 394600. Once received, all drawings and documents will be released to your account.

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