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What is chemical etching?

Chemical Etching (sometimes called Chem-Etch, Chemical Milling, or industrial etching) is a subtractive milling process. This in-house process uses chemicals to remove metal to create the desired shape and details within the part. The metal is put into a bath with a corrosive chemicals that react with the metal in the area that needs to be cut, which dissolves the metal in those specific areas. 

TMP maintains a large inventory of metals in a variety of thicknesses, making chem-etch a quick-turn, cost effective solution for a wide range of designs and applications. Chem-etching can be combined with electroforming and laser-cutting to produce highly complicated designs. Because of our complete in-house process capabilities, TMP can satisfy both prototype/small quantities and large volume production needs.

Every day TMP creates custom metal parts in a large variety of sizes and thicknesses to extremely precise tolerances. Call today at (719) 268-8300 for more information.

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Advantages of Chemical Etching

  • Exclusively vertical chemical milling
  • Tooling complete in hours
  • Tab-free designs available
  • Clean-room photolithographic area
  • Collimated light exposure systems
  • May be combined with electroforming and laser-cutting to produce highly complex designs
  • Secondary forming available
  • Thicknesses ranging from 0.0005" to 0.060"
  • Post-processing finishes available include: nickel, chrome, tin, zinc, titanium nitride, gold, black oxide and black chrome.
Chem-Etched thin metal part

Not sure if chemical etching can be utilized to create the perfect part for you?

Contact us today. We will send you free samples and get you all the information you need to get the best precision metal parts for your needs.

All work is done in-house, so TMP can handle jobs of all sizes from small prototyping orders to large bulk quantities. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification proves we maintain the highest standards of quality and precision in our facilities. Call us today at (719) 268-8300 to talk with our team about your order.

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4733 Centennial Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719.268.8300

Fax: 719.268.8399