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Chemical Etching with Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is a popular metal choice by engineers working in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and transportation industries because of the number of grades and compositions available. Stainless Steel takes to plating well and maintains its integrity across many types of installations and environments.

E-Fab’s engineers and manufacturers work with many grades of stainless steel. Many of our customers call for 300 and 400 grade stainless steel, thanks to the material’s corrosion resistance, strength, and ability to withstand high temperatures.

We welcome your questions about how to use stainless steel for your parts.

Types of Stainless Steel We Use

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

Here are the most common types of stainless steel we use:

301   302   304   304L   316   316L   410   420   430   17-4   17-7

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

Stainless Steel Etching Capabilities

Panel SizeMin. 6” x 6”, max. 24” x 24”
Panel ThicknessMin. 0.001”, max. 0.050”
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± 10% material thickness, no less than ±0.0005”

Why Choose Stainless Steel

Temperature Resistant
Plating Compatible
Stainless Steel offers several advantages to engineers and manufacturers, including high strength, heat resistance, and corrosion resistance. Plus, the material comes in many different grades so that it can be deployed efficiently in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and transportation industries.

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

We’ve produced an assortment of parts in stainless steel, including mesh screens, shields, screens, washers, and springs. Leading aerospace, automotive, medical, and transportation customers use our parts.

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.