Titanium Chemical Etching

Titanium chemical etching is an excellent process for components that require corrosion resistance in a variety of industries.

Titanium is a corrosion resistant metal with strong and lightweight properties. Commonly used in applications in aerospacemedical implantable devices, automotive, and many other industries.

Titanium Chemical Etching

Fotofab routinely manufactures parts quickly and safely from Titanium in a wide range of alloys. When using photo etching, there is no added cost to add a feature, whether you need a thousand holes in a part or one single hole.

Fotofab’s etching process produces designs that can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor environments. The process uses a strong caustic chemical to etch into unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design or image formed to your project’s specifications.

Characteristics of Titanium

  • Low-density and high strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Very pliable, particularly in oxygen-free environments
  • Non-ferromagnetic, is not susceptible to magnetization
  • Low electrical and thermal conductivity
  • High melting point (1,650 °C or 3,000 °F)
  • Biocompatible, non-toxic
  • Weldable

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Applications of Acid Etched Titanium

Its strength-to-density ratio makes Titanium excellent for applications used in a variety of industries, and for components requiring corrosion resistant, anti-fatigue, non-magnetic, and/or extended temperature resistance properties. Fotofab etches and fabricates acid etched Titanium parts for many industries, including:

Other Factors

  • The material poses a unique challenge for photo etching in that it is extremely resistant to most acids so it requires the use of hydrofluoric acid, which is extremely hazardous
  • Titanium alloys are extremely hard and can wear out cutting tools quickly
  • Fotofab has worked with Titanium grades 1, 2, 3, and 5

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