Stainless steel photo chemical etching is one of the most common materials we etch. this is due to the non corrosion qualities of stainless steel and the parts generally not needing additional plating & finishing. Qualitetch offer various tempers of this material including hard rolled, cold rolled and annealed. We offer metal components for various industry sectors using stainless steel including: automotive components, medical devices, aerospace parts, electronic components, oil and gas, telecoms products, renewable energies, defence related parts, jewellery and creative arts to just name a few.

We stock-hold many thicknesses of stainless steel in general increments from 0.0127mm through to 1.60mm thick including: 0.0127mm, 0.025mm, 0.038mm, 0.05mm, 0.075mm, 0.10mm, 0.125mm, 0.15mm, 0.18mm, 0.20mm, 0.25mm, 0.30mm, 0.40mm, 0.50mm, 0.70mm, 0.90mm, 1.00mm, 1.20mm, 1.50mm & 1.60mm thicknesses in most tempers and specifications.

We manufacture both flat & formed components using stainless steel with the aid of chemical etching process, and we have our own dedicated in-house tool-room team to manufacture bespoke form tooling for 3d formed parts to ensure the highest quality standards are met whilst meeting lead-time requirements of approximately 15 working days for new part components.

We have designations 304S15, 1.4301, 316, 316L, 316S11, 316S31, 301S21, 1.4310, 321S31, 17-7ph, 430S17, 304S16, S527,S526, 302S25

We also provide bright annealed, mirror polished, 2B and commercial grade finishes.

The photo chemical etching process is a fantastic way to produce both small quantity R&D or prototype components or equally suits much larger volume quantities, as we have etching capacity to meet all your manufacturing needs. We typically manufacture parts in sheet sizes of 500mm x 305mm and accurately nest your chosen profile part design to ensure we achieve the best possible sheet yield through production.

Qualitetch offer a total metal component solution an as well as photo etching we also offer stainless steel components manufactured using other processes such as metal stamping / punching and EDM wire erosion & laser cutting.

so why not let Qualitetch manufacture your ideas in metal and contact us today on 01354 658787 or


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