Photochemical Etching Materials

Microphoto specializes in photochemical machining, also known as chemical etching. The photochemical etching process does not alter the original temper or chemical properties of the metal being etched, meaning the part will retain all material strengths and weaknesses.

We can photoetch a variety of metal materials including:

Photochemical etching


Aluminum offers high strength and natural corrosion resistance at a lower cost, making it a well-suited material for aerospace and aeronautic application. Here at Microphoto, we specialize in numerous aluminum alloys, including:

  • 6061
  • 5052
  • 2024
  • 3003
  • 1100

Nickel Alloys

Nickel is commonly used for its heat resistance and capability to withstand excess corrosion. Nickel components can be used in a variety of industries, including the medical and electronics industries. Nickel alloys we work with include:

  • 200
  • 201
  • Monel 400
  • Nichrome 80
  • Inconel x750

High Carbon Spring Steels

Pre-tempered or annealed

  • 1050
  • 1074/1075
  • 1095
  • Carbon Flapper Valve Steel

Low Carbon Commercial Grade Steels

  • 1008
  • 1010
  • 1020