Aluminum is a lightweight, highly conductive, reflective, and non-toxic metal. Durability and corrosion-resistance properties make etched aluminum components ideal for use by a variety of industries, including transportation, electronics, cookware, packaging, and construction.
Fotofab uses a chemical etching process to produce designs that can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor environments. The etching process uses a strong caustic chemical to cut into unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design or image. Our etched projects can be machined and formed to your project’s specifications.
Fotofab proudly services the US & International customers.
Common Aluminum Grades We Work With:
- Aluminum is lightweight, with about one-third the density of steel
- Easily malleable, which is why aluminum is used in a variety of fabrication processes
- Strong heat and electrical conductivity make aluminum ideal for electronics and semiconductor applications
- Aluminum is a good reflector of visible light and radiated heat
- A non-ferrous metal offering minimal magnetic field interference, thus aluminum is commonly used in magnet-involved applications
Aluminum Etching Applications:
Aluminum’s combination of low weight, relative strength, conductivity, and corrosion resistance makes the metal ideal for a variety of applications. Examples include:
- Electronic components
- Microelectronic conductors
- Tags: serial, vehicle identification number, property, and asset
- Covers and Shields
- Lids and shims
- High-wear components
- Control panels
- Data-rating plates
- After iron, aluminum is the second-most widely used metal in the world
- The metal is ideal for operations including drilling, cutting, punching, welding, rolling, forming and bending, due to its malleability
- Aluminum reacts with oxygen in the air to form an extremely thin layer of oxide, which is self-repairing, dense and provides corrosion protection