Reproduce your etched designs with perfect cuts on any metal plate, from 0.05mm up to 2mm thick

Photoengraving, or chemical blanking, is a sophisticated system for the rapid manufacturing of often complicated small pieces, with minimum dimensional tolerances, able to advantageously compete with traditional mechanical engraving and laser cutting systems.

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From an ancient technique ...

The art of engraving metals with corrosive substances has been known since 400 BC. It found a wide use in the Renaissance for the decorations of weapons and armor. From the first half of the nineteenth century it was developed to reproduce prints, and then resumed and strongly perfected by the 1940s for the creation of thin metal parts.


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... up to digital control

Modern chemical photoengraving consists in coating a suitably treated metal plate with a thin layer of photosensitive paint (photoresist), followed by a masking, exposure and development process. After this phase the plate is ready for acid etching, protected on the areas that must not be damaged and perfectly clean on the areas to be engraved or cut.


Difficult components?

The use of advanced photographic and process control processes, in the absence of heat and mechanical pressure during processing, now allows us to cut and engrave steel and copper alloy plates with incredible precision, from 0.05 up to 2.00 mm thick with minimum dimensional tolerances, without burrs and deformations.



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Simple application

The photoengraving reproduction requires only a simple vector drawing (.dwg .dxf .3dm .stl .iges .pdf .crw .ai etc .....) but it can also be developed starting from an image or a sample.
It is possible to quickly reproduce very complex parts of a few mm up to one meter in length, in small quantities and with very low plant preparation costs.
Request assistance to design your components, our technicians are always available to help you.