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Bronze Chemical Etching – Bronze Etching

Bronze etching is a process of creating intricate designs on the surface of bronze through the use of chemical and physical methods. This technique has been utilized for centuries, serving both decorative and functional purposes. Bronze, an alloy primarily composed of copper and tin, has been favored for its durability, workability, and aesthetic appeal. Etching, a form of surface modification, allows for the creation of detailed patterns, textures, and images, transforming simple bronze objects into works of art.

Bronze Etching

The practice of bronze etching dates back to ancient civilizations, where it was used to embellish weapons, armor, and various artifacts.

Over the centuries, the techniques have evolved, reflecting the technological advancements and artistic trends of each era.

From the intricate designs of ancient Greece and Rome to the elaborate decorations of the Renaissance, bronze etching has played a significant role in the development of metalworking and decorative arts. In modern times, it continues to be a valued technique in both artistic and industrial contexts.

Looking for reliable, quick-turn bronze etching services suppliers and more precision etching product manufacturers? With advance etching line, our unparalleled design and production capacity capabilities guarantee premier OEM bronze etching Parts to worldwide customers.

Our Bronze Plate/Sheet/Roll Etching Service

If you need bronze parts etched we are one of the most capable and affordable sources specializing in manufacturing custom etched parts on advanced photo etching machines with cnc precision. Through our Photo Chemical Etching process, the smallest and most complex designs are made possible such as electrical spring contacts, contact membranes, busbars, antennae and micro antennae, spring fingered contacts, heating elements and battery terminal as well as many other bespoke components to your own designs.

We can machine to print and accept the most common file formats including: .dwg .dxf .iges .step .sat as well as .pdf files. If you don’t see your file format here let us know. Please send us files to: [email protected] We can accept both small and large run jobs of custom bronze etching parts.

Our Etching Capabilities

  • Etching of many grades of bronze
  • 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
Bronze Etching

How To Etch Bronze

Metal Grades For Bronze Etching

When it comes to bronze etching, the choice of metal grade is crucial as it affects the etching process, the quality of the final product, and its suitability for specific applications. Various bronze alloys, distinguished by their composition and properties, are used for etching. Here is an overview of the most common bronze grades and their characteristics:


Classic Bronze (C22000 – C24000)

Classic bronze etches well, providing a clear and precise delineation of etched lines and patterns. Its high copper content makes it reactive to common etching chemicals like ferric chloride and nitric acid.

Phosphor Bronze (C50100 – C52100)

Phosphor bronze’s increased hardness can make it more challenging to etch than classic bronze, but it still allows for detailed and precise work. The presence of phosphorus can slightly alter the etching process, requiring careful control of etching conditions.

Aluminum Bronze (C60600 – C64200)

Aluminum bronze is more resistant to chemical attack, making it more challenging to etch. Specialized etching techniques and stronger etchants like a mix of ferric chloride and hydrochloric acid are often required.

Silicon Bronze (C65500 – C66100)

Silicon bronze is relatively easy to etch, providing good detail and clarity. Its composition allows for smooth and controlled etching processes, making it a favorite for artistic applications.

Nickel Silver Bronze (C74500 – C79900)

Nickel silver bronze can be etched effectively, though its higher nickel content can make the process slightly more complex. The etching typically requires a combination of ferric chloride and other acids to achieve the desired results.

More Bronze Grades

Understanding the different grades of bronze and their specific characteristics is essential for achieving successful etching results. Each type of bronze offers unique properties that can influence the etching process, requiring tailored techniques and careful handling.

By selecting the appropriate bronze grade and following best practices for etching, artists and craftsmen can create intricate and durable designs that showcase the beauty and versatility of this ancient metal.

Components That Are Produced By Etching Bronze

The popularity of bronze 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 bronze 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

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  • Compliance in DFARS materials sourcing requirements
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  • 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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