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Trade Etching Direct Ltd

Unit M Edison Courtyard

Brunel Road

Earlstrees Ind Estate


NN17 4LS

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Tel: 01536 203813




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Opening times 8.30am to 5pm



We Use Masteretch Etching Machines to produce the highest quality etched products

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Photochemical machining (PCM), also known as photochemical milling or photo etching, is a chemical milling process used to fabricate sheet metal components using a photoresist and etchants to corrosively machine away selected areas. This process emerged in the 1960s as an offshoot of the printed circuit board industry. Photo etching can produce highly complex parts with very fine detail accurately and economically.


Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of ametal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal (the original process—in modern manufacturing other chemicals may be used on other types of material). As an intagliomethod of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today.

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