High Precision Photo Chemical Etching

Reliably delivering high-quality precision metal etching services to customers for over 25 years.


About AME

Since 1993 Advanced Metal Etching (AME) has been providing exceptional quality in photo chemical etching, also known as photochemical machining, photo etching, metal etching, and chemical milling.  With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing simple to intricate designs, trust us to take the process from quoting,  manufacturing, and finishing services for efficient turnkey parts so you can work on your next project.   If you need precision photo etching services, you can trust AME.

AME as seen on Manufacturing Marvels® Originally Airing On Fox Business Network®

technical assistance

Have technical questions and need to work out details?

Our experienced team can help. We regularly assist product design engineers with photo etching techniques for part designs to fully take advantage of our processes. We can explain tolerances, and suggest design modifications to provide the optimal etching solutions for your requirements.


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Production Ready

Do you need a prototype or large volume production? 

No problem.  Using the photo chemical etching process, we can supply small batches with rapid turn around for prototyping, as well as large production runs for high-quantity projects.  No matter the size or complexity of your project, we can adapt to suit your needs.

What Our Customers Say

"ComNav Engineering has used Advanced Metal Etching for many years now. We have always received excellent product and super-excellent customer service. The staff is friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. I cannot begin to tell how many times AME has helped us in a pinch when we were trying to help our own customers. It is a vendor like AME that allows ComNav Engineering to help our customers when they are in a pinch. AME always goes the extra mile for us. We are so grateful that we have them for a vendor.”

-Etienne Guillory / ComNav Engineering / Quality System Manager

A Little About Photo Etching

Photo chemical etching is a manufacturing option suited well for thin metal parts, between .002" and .060". We can create parts with simple to extremely complex shapes. Photo etching is an ideal alternative to laser cutting or stamping because of tighter tolerances, and more precise control over part features. AME holds a variety of metals in stock such as Stainless Steel, Cold Rolled Steel, Alloy 42, Beryllium Copper, Brass, Nickel Silver, Nickel, Kovar, Copper, and Phosphorus Bronze, and more.

Get Started With Advanced Metal Etching

Give us a few details on your project, and upload drawings if you have them, and we'll be in touch!

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