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Chemical Etching with Nickel

The advantages of nickel — including corrosion and thermal resistance, strength, and durability — and the variety of nickel alloys make it a metal that’s suitable for many industries and applications.

We leverage nickel’s flexibility, shielding properties, and corrosion resistance while manufacturing precision parts used in aerospace, electronics, communications, and defense industries. 

We welcome your questions about how to use nickel for your parts. 

Types of Nickel We Use

Nickel is available in a multitude of grades and alloys. Take advantage of our expert engineering team to help pick the right one for your project.

Here are the most common types of nickel we use:

42   200   201   270   Mu-Metal   Invar

Call us to discuss which alloy is right for your part.

Nickel Etching Capabilities

Panel SizeMin. 6” x 6”, max. 24” x 24”
Panel ThicknessMin. 0.001”, max. 0.040”
Hole SizeMin. 0.006” or 125% of material thickness
SpacingMin. same as material thickness
Inside & Outside RadiiInside: Approx. 80% material thickness Outside: Material thickness
Center-center hole distanceDIA + material thickness
Etch Tolerance± 20% material thickness, no less than ±0.001”

Why Choose Nickel

Mechanical Properties
Corrosion Resistance
Shielding Properties
Thermal Resistance
Nickel, and its multitude of alloys, is a good material choice when our customers need a high-strength and durable metal that is corrosion-resistant and suitable for high-temperature environments. Alloys higher in nickel content are well suited when sensitive electronics need shielding from low-frequency magnetic fields.

E-Fab manufacturers are experts at etching and forming nickel to precise standards and specifications.

Customers select nickel or a nickel alloy for shields, covers, lids, batteries, and fuel cells. E-Fab delivers precision nickel parts for aerospace, electronics, communications, and defense companies.

E-Fab is an industry leader in delivering innovative, accurate, and reliable parts thanks to decades of experience and expertise in a suite of processes.

We are known for our experience and expertise in:



Design Support

Photochemical Etching



High-frequency Substrate

CNC Machining





Supply Chain Acquisitions

We work with the world’s most important industries.

E-fab Aerospace
E-fab Industries Defense Army Tank
Eye Examination Test
E-fab Industries Technology
renewable energy from solar panels and wind farms
E-fab Telecom Ground Satelite
Containing Fuel in Auto Tank
Electr. Vehicles & Automotive

Contact us to discuss how we can deliver engineering and manufacturing solutions.