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Let’s Talk About Steel

Steel is one of the most popular materials used in industry thanks to its fantastic durability and strength. As an etching company, we are asked to create parts and components from steel on a daily basis thanks to these properties and the fact it is very cost-effective.

When it comes to using the most sustainable materials for our customers, steel is up there with the best of them. This should also be considered a major reason why many people to order parts made from steel. Alongside this, it also offers a range of other benefits  when used in this way.

Let’s take a look at exactly why steel products are a smart and safe option for many businesses.

Sustainable Option

Steel is considered to be sustainable because it can be reused and recycled, again and again. In fact, much of the steel that has ever been produced is still in use today. Steel products offer short term and long term cost benefits and are an environmentally friendly, making an excellent choice for businesses looking to improve their status.

You can create brand new components by reusing demolished steel-framed materials. Today, more than 50% of the steel used in products is recycled steel. Also, steel is lighter than other products. This results in a lower environmental impact. Similarly, you can recycle and reuse all steel materials, eliminating the waste of excess materials.

Resistance to Corrosion

Steel products are known to have a high resistance to corrosion, another reason why it is a very popular choice for those looking to have parts etched and formed.

Aesthetic appeal

Steel is an aesthetic appealing product. Available in many surface finishes, steel is easy to maintain, too. This ensures a pleasing and high-quality appearance.

Easy to fabricate

You can easily cut, form, weld, machine, and fabricate the majority of steel products. As well as these methods, etching is also very popular as it allows the metal to retain it’s original properties without incurring burrs and additional stress from being processed.

Hygienic properties

As a result of its shiny finishes, steel is the primary choice for hospitals, kitchens and other processing facilities where cleanliness and sterilisation are of utmost importance.


Steel is a hard-wearing and low maintenance metal making it ideal for many of the parts and components that we manufacture.

High-quality Material

A major benefit of using steel is its durability. Steel products used by an etching company are free from onsite variability risk as they are manufactured under highly controlled conditions. Furthermore, the quality assurance process of steel is rigorous. This ensures that the steel that reaches the etching site is of the highest possible quality.

It is safe to say that etching companies such as ourselves are providing our customers with a cost-effective metal solution that delivers in all of these areas when we work with steel.

For more information, please do not hesitate to give our team a call today on 01354 658787.