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The Chemical Etching Process Explained



Minimum Material Thickness


Maximum Material Thickness


Maximum Panel Size

54” x 28”

Minimum Feature Size

110% of thickness, to .006”

Minimum Land Area/Web Size

60% of material thickness, to .002”

Minimum Etched Tolerance

as low as +/-10% of material thickness, to +/-.001”

Minimum Inside Corner Radii

= to material thickness

Minimum Outside Corner Radii

*75% of material thickness *Sharper corners can be attained as required


  • Steel & Stainless steel
  • Copper & copper alloys
  • Nickel & Nickel alloys
  • Aluminum

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