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Precision Etching Brass Alloy – Brass Etching

Brass is an exceptional copper alloy that is being used for multiple etching applications and has been used for a long time. It has become a significant part of component manufacturing industries, owing to the distinct advantages that it offers. Today, brass is precision etched for creating parts like EMI RFI or EMC screening cans through to various musical instruments components. These brass made components are used in applications like music instrument manufacturing, mechanical, automobile, electrical, etc. Brass etching offers multiple benefits over other metal manufacturing processes, which is why it is in demand.

Brass Etching

An alloy of copper and zinc, brass offers cost-efficiency, durability, and resistance to corrosion and heat. Other advantages include:

  • Antimicrobial. With its natural antimicrobial properties, brass is widely popular for medical applications.
  • Low coefficient of friction. Brass’s low coefficient of friction makes it the ideal material for applications such as electronic, art, and locks.
  • Non-sparking. Brass is non-sparking, making it suitable for components used in potentially flammable or explosive environments.

BE-CU ETCH offers precision etching with multiple brass alloys.

Our Brass Etching Service

With over 30 years of experience manufacturing brass parts, BE-CU ETCH Company offers a truly unparalleled level of expertise in custom brass etching. We work with both free machining and Naval brass and offer numerous plating options, including electroless nickel plating, which adds a less porous, all-enveloping barrier to etching brass parts for superior corrosion resistance. All of our precision etching operations adhere to strict quality standards, and our company is ISO 9001:2015-certified.

At BE-CU ETCH, we are proud to offer precision brass etching services for industries such as aerospace, medical, industrial, and defense. Our extensive knowledge and experience in etching brass parts allow us to deliver quality parts with tight tolerances. Our modern facility is equipped with a wide range of etching equipments to meet your unique requirements with precision and speed. To learn more about our brass etching services, contact us or request a quote today.

Our Etching Capabilities

  • Etching of many grades of Brass, including h59,h63 and more
  • Combining Stamping, Laser Cutting,CNC machining and photochemical etching on sheets up to 2mm thick
  • Etching of up to 0.025″ thick sheets as large as 22×12 inches
  • Tolerances of ±.0005″ in many applications
Brass Etching

How To Etch Brass

Metal Grades For Brass Etching

Brass etching is a process of using chemicals to selectively remove material from a brass surface to create designs, patterns, or text. The choice of metal grade for brass etching can impact the quality and results of the etching process. Brass is an alloy primarily composed of copper and zinc, and the specific grade of brass can vary based on the proportions of these metals and any additional alloying elements. The most common brass grades for etching are as follows:


C260 (Cartridge Brass)

This is a common choice for brass etching due to its ease of machining and relatively high copper content (70-71%). It etches well and produces sharp, clean lines.

C464 (Naval Brass)


C353 (Engraver’s Brass)

Engraver’s brass is a copper-zinc alloy with a high copper content (76-78%). It is designed for engraving and etching, making it a suitable choice for fine line work.

C280 (Muntz Metal)

Muntz metal is another copper-zinc alloy, with a copper content of about 60-65%. It is known for its resistance to corrosion in seawater, making it a good choice for marine applications.

C260 (Free Cutting Brass)

Free cutting brass, also known as C360, contains a small amount of lead to improve machinability. While it etches well, the presence of lead may require additional safety precautions.

More Brass

The choice of brass grade depends on your specific etching needs, such as the level of detail, corrosion resistance, and machining properties required. It’s important to follow proper safety procedures when working with chemicals for etching, as well as consider any environmental regulations or safety guidelines in your area.

Components That Are Produced By Etching Brass

The popularity of Brass makes it a desirable metal for use in fabrication because it is easy to manufacture and has favorable properties for many industrial products.With the photo etching process, the metal is etched evenly without any structural deformations from the hard tooling used in stamping and punching.Since there isn’t a heat point of contact like laser cutting, the parts’ metal properties remain unchanged and free from thermal deformations.Get inspired by our custom etching part projects and contact us to Get Instant Quote for rapid prototype or Brass etching parts start from 1pcs.

Metal Etching Certification,Equipment List and Quality

We are committed to enlisting the full support of all employees to continuously improve our processes and enhance quality, thereby fulfilling our customer's needs with defect free products and services, on time and every time

  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • Compliance in DFARS materials sourcing requirements
  • Strict compliance with PPAP and Process FMEA
  • Fully compliant with the exacting requirements of our customers
  • ITAR registered
  • NIST cybersecurity standard compliant
  • Proprietary Patented quality systems
  • Skilled in KanBan and other customer driven quality and inventory management systems

Metal Etching Material

BE-CU is experienced in precision etching various metals, allowing customers the freedom to specify components in hundreds of different materials.

The Surface Treatment Of Metal Etching Parts

Do you want your etching parts to be more corrosion-resistant or get a specific look? Metal finishing service is a essential choice to achieve your design perfectly. BE-CU – is an accomplished finished parts manufacturer, our workers and craftsman are capable to provide precision metal etching services and a wide range of finishing services including aluminum anodizing, painting, passivation, electroplating, powder coating, polishing, black oxide, conversion coating, abrasive blasting, etc. We offers several common surface finishes to help improve functionality and aesthetics.

  •  Anodizing (Anodized)
  • Passivation
  •  Plating (Electroplating)
  •  Painting
  • Black Oxide (Hot Blackening)
  •  Polishing
  • Powder Coating
  • Heat Treatment
  • Satin Finish
  • Abrasive blasting (Sandblasting)
  • Conversion coating
  • Tungsten carbide coating

After browsing a list of metal finishing services, select a process based on essential considerations, like production time, cost-effectiveness, part tolerance, durability and applications. High-tolerance metal etching parts are not recommended to apply secondary metal surface finish, because the treatment may change the sizes of the finished part through removing or adding a small amount of materials.

Other requirements or custom designs, welcome to contact us for a free quote fast!



About BE-CU ETCH Company

Our executive team comprises industry experts who are dedicated to serving our customers with part design and technical assistance, precision metal parts, and quick turnaround times on prototypes to production runs. We continuously seek innovative solutions to meet the ever-changing industry demands of consumer trends and emerging technologies.Thank you for considering for your manufacturing needs. We look forward to working with you and exceeding your expectations. We appreciate the opportunity! A formal quote will be sent within 24-48 hrs. If would like to submit an NDA, please upload it to the quote button, or send it to [email protected].

  • Volume: 1-1000K+ Parts
  • Quoting: Within 24 Hours
  • Delivery: In As Fast As 5 Day
  • Materials: Metals And Other
  • Experience: Since 1995
  • Part Size: Ranging Custom
  • Tolerances: +/- 0.1mm
  • Price: Start From 100USD
Metal Etching Service

  • Conventional Sheet Etching
  • Roll-to-roll Continuous Etching
  • Precision Stamping
  • Die Cutting
  • PVD Coatings
  • Electroplating Process
  • 2D Printing
  • Silk Screen Printing
  • Laser Engraving
  • Laser Cutting 
  • CNC Machining
Etching Material

  • Metal Etching
  • Plastic Etching
  • Acrylic Etching
  • Stainless Steel Etching
  • Steel Etching
  • Aluminum Etching
  • Brass Etching
  • Copper Etching
  • Titanium Etching
  • Kovar Etching
  • Nikel Etching
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