One of the best chemical etching advantages is flexibility. Quick, low-cost tooling allows the tooling engineer to experiment with various designs. If necessary, modifications can be made at minimal 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 25 years of experience in product applications and machining help you achieve your deadlines and goals.


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 making this one of the top chemical etching advantages.

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.

With 25 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.


Another one of the chemical etching advantages is the production of thin burr-free metal parts.   Other processes often leave burrs that can interfere with the proper performance of the part.  The metal etching process 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, speed 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 if requested.

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.


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.


Contact us to receive these chemical etching advantages over other manufacturing methods. You are not just buying parts. You are buying value, quality, technical assistance and customer service.

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