Aluminum is one of the light metals that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive and aerospace industries.
HP Etch has developed an 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)

Advantages

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

Applications

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

  • Vehicle interior
  • Heat exchanger plates
  • Grills
  • Dashboard, etc.