Chemical Etching Process


Interplex's chemical metal etching process has developed many new and innovative applications, including automotive screens, speaker meshes, interconnects, etched filters and oil filtration and medical metal components.

The company's proprietary reel-to-reel chemical metal etching technology creates etched precision metal components with very close tolerances and a high level of repeatability and consistency.

Chemical Etching

  • Minimum Feature Size: 1.2x Material Thickness
  • Minimum Thickness: 0.0008" (0.0203 mm)
  • Feature Tolerance: 10% of Material Thickness
  • Maximum Thickness: 0.0200" (0.508 mm)
  • Maximum Part Width: 8" (203 mm) wide
  • Maximum Part Length: 1500' (457 meters) long
*Metal Etching guidelines may vary by design.


Chemical Etching Filter
Metal Etching Interconnect
Metal Etching On Strip
Metal Etching Medical

Chemical Metal Etching - What are the benefits?

  • Tight Tolerance - Continuous reel-to-reel chemical etching has the ability to hold very tight tolerances for small feature sizes with a very high degree of repeatability and consistency.
  • Increased Repeatability - Reel-to-reel chemical etching significantly reduces the total cost of quality, especially in high reliability applications.
  • Improved Time-to-Market - Photo etched parts are produced using photo masks which reduces tooling and production costs, while improving time to market.
  • Burr Free - With metal etching,including panel etching, customers can design burr-free, precision metal components with ultra fine pitches, intricate shapes and 3-D feature profiles, unavailable using traditional metal stamping processes.