Metals We Etch

Fotofab offers etching and fabrication services for a wide range of metals, including pure metals and alloys that are difficult to machine. We have full and half hard materials as well as annealed available. Below is a list of standard metals that Fotofab can etch.

Please contact us if you need a metal etched that is not listed. We can advise whether a specific metal is conducive to the etching process or if another technique is required.

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Metal Thickness

Fotofab can produce your part from sheets of metal ranging in thickness from 0.0005 inches (0.013 mm) up to .090 inches (2.286 mm). Metal thickness tolerance often varies with the metal thickness; generally, the thicker the metal, the larger the thickness tolerance associated with it.

We stock a wide selection of metals with various tempers and thicknesses so that we can meet your metal requirements. Our formal Lot Control Program allows us to trace each of your parts back to its certified metal source.

From etching aluminum to zirconium, Fotofab has the tools to get the job done. Contact us today

Metal Alloy Temper and Chemical Etching

Most metal alloys that Fotofab uses with the chemical etching process are available with different tempers. These tempers determine some physical properties of the metal. The physical requirements of your part will dictate the temper of the metal you decide to use.

Why Use Fotofab for Metal Manufacturing?

Fotofab has been a pioneer in sheet metal component manufacturing for over 50 years. We work with industry leaders in Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Telecommunications, Automotive, and more to fabricate high quality, precision parts on time and within budget.

Fotofab specializes in manufacturing precision metal parts while working with leaders in the medical, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Using the process of photochemical machining, also known as etching, Fotofab can achieve lower tooling costs and quicker lead times than traditional manufacturing methods

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