Etchit Photochemical Etching
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Etchit has been manufacturing quality products at competitive prices since 1964. We are committed to providing you with complete photochemical milling services (aka photo etching or chemical etching) from one piece prototypes to high volume production runs. Etchit is a leader in the manufacturing of thin precision metal parts produced to your drawings and specifications. Our process allows for extremely close tolerances and delivers a burr-free and stress-free part each and every manufacturing cycle.

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The Photo Tooling Advantage

  • When available, photo tooling is designed from CAD drawings which saves time and eliminates potential errors.
  • Photo tooling can last for many production runs.
  • A low cost alternative to metal stamping tools since there are no hard dies to build or maintain.
  • Design changes are quick and easy and are done at a minimal cost.
  • Features within a design may be compensated for to increase precision as needed.
  • Standard tooling lead-time is two days.
  • Typical photo tooling runs between $125-$295.

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Typical Applications

  • Washers
  • Screens
  • Heat Sinks
  • Connectors
  • Gaskets
  • Switch Contacts
  • RF Shields/Covers
  • Computer Components
  • Flex Circuits
  • Decorative/Custom
  • Battery Contacts
  • Custom Shims
  • Encoder Discs
  • Lead Frames

Raw Materials

  • Copper
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Kovar
  • Nickel & Nickel Silver
  • Phos Bronze
  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Blue Temp Steel
  • 17-7 PH
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Industries We Serve

Our process is very effective for industries where miniaturization, part weight and extreme tolerances are necessary.

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Military
  • Audio and Visual
  • Circuit Board
  • Computer and High-Tech
  • Stamping Facilities


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