The metal etching benefits for thin metal precision parts are superior to other methods when it comes to cost, time and precision.
Over the last 20+years, our broad experience with unique product designs and a quick turnaround, along with our dedication to client solutions and relationships, has positioned Advanced Metal Etching as a leader in U.S.-based Photochemical Machining manufacturing.
Advanced Metal Etching has a commitment to the U.S. manufacturing sector to use metal sourced in the United States. Not only does this boost the economy, but it also ensures that we control the quality.
If we know where our metal comes from, then we can control the quality coming in and going out of our facility. In contrast, purchasing metal from companies 5,000 miles away is not in the best interest of our customers. We know that what goes into making your product is essential to your integrity and reputation.
This commitment to quality is one of the reasons we built long-standing relationships with our customers.
Low-cost Tooling & Modifications
Quick, low-cost tooling allows the designer to experiment with various designs and modifications at minimum cost. This freedom to experiment can also significantly reduce project time. Because photochemical etching, or photochemical machining, is ideal for short runs, it is easy to implement improvements that result in a better end product.
We at AME, understand this flexibility is necessary for the quality completion of your product. Let our 20+ years of experience in design and machining help you achieve your deadlines and goals.
Prototype Through Production Runs
AME’s photochemical etching process allows flexibility in designing and producing precision piece parts. The tooling remains the same whether it’s for one part or a million. We can etch company logos, part numbers or other identifying marks at no extra cost. As a designer’s concept develops from prototype to pilot to full production, AME has the capabilities to produce the parts and quantities you need quickly and cost-effectively.
Whereas other machining methods can alter metal properties, the internal structure of the metal remains unchanged when using the photochemical etching process. The hardness, grain structure, and ductility of the metal are unaffected.
With over 20 years experience, we work with many types of parts in a variety of industries. Click on your industry tab to view our capabilities and learn how we can help.
Burr Free Tight Tolerances with Fast Turnaround
AME through photochemical etching can produce thin burr-free metal parts. Other processes often leave burrs that can interfere with the proper performance of the part. AME eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming deburring.
We can photochemically etch material thicknesses of .002″ to .060″ while maintaining tight tolerances. In some applications, photochemical etching increases precision over other methods. Our ability to achieve tight tolerances produces high precision metal parts that function with consistent accuracy.
The elimination of mechanical tooling and its long lead time, plus the absence of surface burrs and deburring requirements, speeds the process from design to the actual part. AME’s ability to combine speed with quality minimizes turnaround times to meet our customer deadlines. Depending on material availability and the complexity of the project, standard turnaround time is two weeks or less.
Advanced Metal Etching understands that sometimes you require parts sooner. With AME PARTS NOW, we can often produce prototype parts in as little as 24 hours.
With our capabilities, experience, and long-standing customer relationships, we can make your job easier.
We at AME understand that our success is contingent upon your success. We want to provide the best quality possible while controlling costs and turn-around times.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
Experience – We have been in business for over 20 years, including many on our management team. We value our employees as well as our long-standing domestic and international customers.
American Made Parts – Purchasing raw materials made in the USA, allows us to control the quality in and out of our facility.
Quality/Customer Service – Beginning with design and continuing with material prep, production, and inspection, we check each stage and document quality processes before the final product ships. Our order tracker scanning system aids in project and time management and customer inquiries or modifications. We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ITAR Registered.
Fast Turnaround Times – Our tracking system and quality processes will ensure minimal lead time and allow flexibility when there is a request or need for changes. With AME PARTS NOW, we can transform raw material into prototype parts in 24 hours or less.
Secondary Services – We offer in-house post production tin plating and partner with plating and prototype forming companies to give you the option of turnkey complete parts.
ADVANCED METAL ETCHING
You are not just buying parts. You are buying value, quality, technical assistance and customer service.