Stainless steel etching

The most commonly used metal in photo chemical etching is stainless steel. Its favorable material properties combined with the large number of possible alloys makes stainless steel the metal of choice for many applications in a wide variety of industries.

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Typical examples of stainless steels we etch:

  • 1.4310: (AISI 301)
  • 1.4404: (AISI 316L)
  • 1.4301: (AISI 304)
  • In addition to the well-known austenitic steels, we etch a variety of ferritic, martensitic (1.4028 Mo/7C27Mo2) or duplex steels, Invar, Alloy 42, ...


The thickness of the processed sheets and foils ranges from 0.003 to 2.00 mm.

Advantages of stainless steel etching

  • Burr -and stress-free parts
  • Processing of hard or thermally hardened materials
  • Material properties remain unchanged
  • Easy industrial processing
  • Shorter lead times, move quickly from prototypes to series production

Typical applications

  • Filters, screens, grids, springs, joints and membranes
  • Interior trim for automobiles
  • EMI/RFI shielding
  • Microneedles, blades, lancets, surgical instruments
  • Interior fittings for cars
  • Fuel cell plates, bipolar plates,...