We’ve looked at how chemical etching enables quick turnaround times in the supply chain. It is highly efficient and can be easily scaled up or down to meet the demands of the production schedule. In addition, many OEMs are looking for both cost-effectiveness AND high quality from their supplier chain providers.

See also: the chemical etching difference in the supply chain

What makes chemical etching the ideal choice for delivering precision metal parts? Other methods, like laser cutting and stamping typically demand significant compromise.

design complexity = cost

Not with chemical etching. Take the creation of a coffee filter or speaker grille: all those miniscule holes! All the restrictions on the metal you can use! Using chemical etching means you’re creating every aperture all at once, not one at a time – and from a much wider choice of metals. Essentially, your costs aren’t any different, even if you need hundreds of holes for each part rather than one.

tooling = high price tag

Not with chemical etching. You don’t have to take into account the cost of tooling. Unlike other manufacturing processes, chemical etching uses cost effective but highly accurate photo tools which can not only be reused for multiple batches but can also be produced in a day, unlike costly stamping or cutting dies.

new innovations = hard to scale

Not with chemical etching. Our specialised application engineering and R&D teams help you to create your next-generation product. We work with you to co-develop the best possible solutions for your critical precision components so you can design, prototype, and then scale up to high volume, industrial production. Rapid prototypes can be produced from your drawings in a matter of days, with production then quickly scaled to industrial levels.


Chemical etching’s ability to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and enable design flexibility makes it an essential manufacturing process for producing high-quality components. At Tecan, we can work with you to overcome even the most complex of design challenges – from prototype to high volume supply.

If you have an etching project that requires a high level of precision and expertise, don’t hesitate to contact Tecan. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, Tecan offers a range of etching services, including chemical etching, photo etching, and metal etching, that meet the unique needs of each customer.

Contact Tecan today to discuss your etching needs and take advantage of the benefits of this cutting-edge technology.

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