Micrometal is the industry expert for photo chemical etching in high production volumes. Our unique chemical etching process delivers highly accurate metal parts with tightest tolerances. With highest reproducibility superfine structures are continuously etched into thin metal band - starting from 25 micron thickness.

Our photo-chemically etched parts are always clean, burr- and stressfree. These customer specific products from stainless steel and a wide range of other metals are used in various precision applications and industries worldwide. Micrometal - excellence in etching.

Etch Applications by Sector

  • Automobile
    Chemical Etching for the Automotive Industry | Micrometal
    The automotive industry demands highest quality, combined with ever tighter tolerances and complex metal components: Micrometal´s chemical etching process provides the appropriate solutions and is ISO TS 16949 certified.
  • Medical
    Chemical Etching for the Medical Sector | Micrometal
    Micrometal´s photo etching technology is particularly suitable for medical devices. Precision parts are always burr-free and can offer improved biocompatibility.
  • Chemical
    Photo Etching for the Chemical Industry | Micrometal
    As leading manufacturer of precision metal parts, Micrometal meets the high requirements of the chemical industry. Our standards in precision etching are industry-leading.
  • Consumer & Capital Goods
    Etching for the Consumer & Capital Goods Sector
    High-resolution screens for a perfect coffee or sharp blades for a perfect shave: the application possibilities of our etching services are virtually endless.

Typical Metal Parts

  • Filter & Sieves
    Photo chemically etched automotive filter
    Micrometal can photo-chemically etch high-precision metallic filters and sieves (often made from stainless steel) in millions of units for different applications.
  • Needles & Blades
    Photo Etched Needles & Blades | Micrometal
    Sharp metallic blades and needles can be produced by photochemical etching in very large numbers.
  • Surface & Function
    Photo etched medical micro comb
    With photochemical etching, areas on metal surfaces can be defined half etched or partly removed.
  • Precision Parts
    Chemical etching - endless metal strip
    Micrometal's continuous etching process allows the cost-effective production of high-precision thin metal parts in high volumes.

Advantages of Photo Etching

  • Industrial Volumes
    Continuous Industrial Etching in highest Precision
    Thanks to the continous in-line process, we can produce high volumes very economically - on request as an endless product (so called reel-to-reel etching)
  • High Precision
    Regular cones and holes under a microscope - made by precision chemical etching
    Micrometal can etch photo-chemically with exceptional accuracy, made possible by our special wet-lacquer photoresist, precision glass tools, and highly controlled Inline process.
  • Complex Shapes
    Photo-chemically machined metal precision grid
    Various structures: complex geometries for lancets, scalpels, blades and many other precision components are manufactured in mass production scale.
  • Reel to Reel Etching
    Reel-to-Reel Photo Chemical Etching | Micrometal
    Etching with unique technology: Micrometal is one of the only companies worldwide, that has perfected the process of continuous photo etching of metals.
  • Steel Etching & more
    Steel coils - raw material for various etched parts
    The favorable material properties together with the large number of possible alloys make stainless steel the metal of choice for many applications in different industries.
  • Additional Services
    Additional Processing Possibilities of Etched Parts
    In cooperation with our partners we can offer further processing like injection molding, forming, diffusion welding, laser welding or selective coating.