EMCORE Technology

Our proven Etched Metal Core technology adheres to industry standards while offering endless customization options.

Your Partner in Secure Metal Credit Card Manufacturing

Give your customers the luxury look and feel of premium secure cards with a metal core that can be customized to meet your needs. Our advanced EMCORE technology is able to meet all standard regulatory requirements while offering industry-leading design capabilities.

Custom branding and dynamic design
Prototypes ship within 1 week
Advanced manufacturing to maximize your profits
High volume production capacity
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Unmatched Technology and Precision for High-End Results

Switzer’s advanced photochemical machining process allows an exceptional degree of control to create intricate designs that set the bar for secure card aesthetics. Our process is extremely agile, making design changes simple and high volumes more practical. Take your metal cards to the next level with Switzer’s precision capabilities, and offer your customers the ability to deliver their clients a high-end, luxury experience.

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Technical Specifications

Our process is exceedingly precise, and our team is knowledgable about industry regulations. We will work with you to ensure your metal core allows your finished product to comply with standards. The first step is a finished core that meets the exact specifications of your design. Our process is unmatched in precision.

  • Tolerances: +/- .002”
  • Features as small as .005”
  • Metal thickness up to .030”
  • Corner radius as small as .005”


Make your metal core even more special with custom coatings. Our capabilities are extensive, and our commitment to precision means each part will meet our high standards for finishing quality.

  • Precious metal plating
  • Electropolishing
  • Full color painting
  • Black Acktar coating

Packing and Shipping

Our commitment to you doesn’t end when the parts are completed. We offer advanced custom packaging and shipping options, in addition to inventory management services for your parts.

  • Ships in individualized cards or sheets
  • Sheet sizes customized for your lamination process
  • Custom packaging available
  • Inventory management available


We are able to create your metal core out of a number of desirable and in-demand metals, including durable stainless steel, stunning brass, and high-demand copper. Our experts can help you determine the right material.

  • 300 series stainless steel
  • Cold rolled steel
  • Brass
  • Copper

Consult with a Technical Sales Expert About Your EMCORE™ Secure Cards

At Switzer, our in-house sales team understands both the technology we leverage to create your components, and the standards and regulations of the personal finance card industry. A consultation with our sales team is more than a quote, because Switzer does more than make your parts. Schedule your consultation to discuss:

Reducing Costs & Increase Profits
Solving Challenges Typical of Metal Card Production
Elevating Your Metal Card Designs
Creating & Delivering Metal Cards Faster

Your Component Specialist is

Paul Eppolito

Business Development at Switzer