Aluminum is one of the light metals that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive and aerospace industries.

HP Etch has developed a chemical etching process to machine aluminum and aluminum alloys (1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 7000 series...).

Typical examples of aluminum alloys etched are:

  • Al99,5 (1050A)
  • AlMn1 (3103)
  • AlMg1 (5005)
  • AlMg3 (5754)


  • Low weight (thus fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly)
  • High conductivity of electricity and heat
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Strength


In aerospace engineering, vehicle construction and architecture, etc.:

  • Vehicle interior
  • Heat exchanger plates
  • Grills
  • Dashboard, etc.
Photo Chemical Etching
- A Compelling Alternative
Discover the advantages that our metal etching technique offers in this webinar (approx. 20 min).