Conard's Photo Etching Blog

Why Designers Should Consider Photo Etching

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Nov 11, 2019 10:08:40 AM
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Topics: Photo chemical etching, Aluminum Photo Etching, metal etching

How Photo Etching Compares in Cost

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Nov 11, 2016 3:30:18 PM

Many design platforms now offer some basic cost estimating for the fabrication processes that are already programmed in. But NONE of them know anything about photochemical machining, so how can you be expected to know whether etching might be your best option.

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Topics: metal etching

Photochemical Etching with Ferric Chloride: Benefits and Drawback

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Mar 14, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Etched copper magnetic coil

Ferric chloride is the most widely used etchant for commercial chemical etching facilities.  It is comparatively inexpensive, safe to use, consistent in etching performance, and versatile in etchable alloys.

 

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Topics: Photo chemical etching, metal etching