The Photo Etching process is flexible, highly accurate and cost-effective at any volume.

The photo etching process is known by many names, including chemical etching, acid etching and photo chemical machining (PCM). Utilising flat sheet metal to manufacture high quality and accurate parts and components for a variety of businesses and industries, Qualitetch offers only the very best service possible.

As well as providing businesses with their components within a short timescale, the method of production allows for high levels of accuracy, minimal margins for error, and is also cost-effective in both high and low volume orders.


The etching process is one that will produce results that are both stress-free and burr-free compared to more traditional methods – such as laser cutting and EDM Wire Erosion; ensuring your end product is as accurate and precise as possible. We can even combine with our other services for a one-stop shop solution.

Depending on your choice of material and thickness of the metals used, the level of accuracy we are able to achieve can be assured to within +-0.010mm.

From start to finish, our customers’ needs are considered. From the initial metal cleaning and preparation work, through to the laminating, artwork design, printing and developing stage, finishing with the chemical etching process and final stripping and inspection processes.

We use a wide range of sheet metals, including Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Spring Steel, Copper, Brass, Nickel, Beryllium Copper, Nickel Silver, Molybdenum, Silver, Titanium (EDM Wire Erosion ONLY), Bronze, and more, to ensure high standards throughout. The etching process requires a chemical etchant – ferric chloride – which works on both hard and soft metals and substrates.

For more information, or to find out how to request a quotation, please call Qualitetch today.

Our white paper document, P.C.M. an overview,  a copy of which can be downloaded  HERE

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