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Northwest Etch Technology

Northwest Etch Technology offers metal etching and photo chemical machining services. Contact: (253) 572-2401

Tacoma-Pierce-County-Spotlight-On-Business-Awards. On September 28th, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber held the 2016 Spotlight On Business Awards to honor Chamber Members that have set the standard for exemplary business practices.

Tacoma-Pierce-County-Spotlight-On-Business-Awards

The community provided the nominations for the awards, voting on these 7 local businesses that set the bar high for exemplary business practices in 2016: Small Business Award: Heritage DistilleryMedium Business Award: South Sound Magazine Large Business Award: Cascade Park CommunitiesNon-Profit Organization Award: Hope SparksMinority-Owned Business Award: Executive MassageVeteran-Owned Business Award: Home Instead Senior CareSupporter of the Military Award: Boots to Shoes Foundation To match the leadership levels demonstrated throughout the community, it was important for the Chamber to utilize an award vendor that would mirror the winning efforts of the chosen recipients.

Spotlight On Business Awards. Commemorative Items for Brand Building, Northwest Etch. Northwest Etch uses an alternative machining method known as photo chemical machining to produce custom components found in the coolest projects, on and off the planet.

Commemorative Items for Brand Building, Northwest Etch

Our photo etching method provides a level of detail and intricacy not obtainable via other machining methods. We work with clients to create gifts and other custom commemorative items that are the perfect choice for brand building. The following are ideas of past projects NW Etch developed for event managers and brand managers – just like you. Eye-Catching Retail Backdrops Together we create designs uniquely depicting your company, while maximizing our capabilities, delivering memorable branding messages with a sense of elegance and style not found elsewhere.

NW Etch Hosts U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer for Round Table Discussion. Congressman & Small Business Administration Award NW Etch! NW Etch Will Return to the 2016 AmCon Trade Show!

Come on down to the 2016 AmCon Trade Show on February 16th & 17th. Be sure to stop by at booth #111! Our very own Mitch Zoch will be hosting a free seminar on Photo Chemical Machining. – northwestetchtechnology

The Benefits of Photochemical Machining. Fast, economical, and precise—that’s photochemical machining (PCM) in a nutshell.

The Benefits of Photochemical Machining

When compared to its peers—stamping, punching, laser cutting, water jet cutting, wire electrical discharge machining—PCM does it all with less hassle. Also known as photochemical milling or photo etching, PCM uses a photoresist and etchants to create simple or complex thin-metal components of one to one million parts. Photo Etching, Chemical Machining, NW Etch. Chemical Milling, Copper Etching, Aluminum, Bronze, Brass, Nickel. Stainless Steel Etching, Spring Steel, Electrical Steel, Copper etching, Beryllium Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Bronze, Phosphor Bronze, Nickel 201, Nickel Alloys, Nickel Silver Stainless Steel Etching Examples Dimensions and Tolerances In the photo chemical milling / machining process there are certain techniques and basic guidelines for designing photo chemical machined parts.

Chemical Milling, Copper Etching, Aluminum, Bronze, Brass, Nickel

Key factors in design include metal thickness, metal type and size of part features being etched during the photo chemical milling process. Relationship of hole size to metal thickness As a general rule, the diameter of a hole cannot be less than 125% of the metal thickness. Diameters of 110% of metal thickness on metals up to .010 thick can be achieved during photo chemical milling. Photochemical Machining PCM , NW Etch, Tacoma, WA. Northwest Etch specializes in photochemical machining (PCM) to create precision metal parts.

Photochemical Machining PCM , NW Etch, Tacoma, WA

New Tacoma Award Chooses NW Etch. On July 10th, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber held the 2015 New Tacoma Awards to recognize business organizations and individuals making outstanding contributions to the revitalization of downtown Tacoma.

New Tacoma Award Chooses NW Etch

The community provides the nominations for the awards, recognizing these 5 key areas of contribution to the community for 2015: Popham Award: Awarded to Dr. One of the New Tacoma Awards presented To match the innovative leadership found throughout the community, it was important for the Chamber to find an award vendor that could pour the same passion into the design that mirrored the efforts of the award winners.

Which is why the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber chose NW Etch to provide the etched stainless steel artwork for the award. “It was important to ensure that the New Tacoma Awards presentation reflected the special nature of those honored. Precision Metal Parts Manufacturing, About, Northwest Etch Technology. In 1978, NW Etch was established as Northwest Chemical Milling Company in Renton, Washington by Carl Whinery.

Precision Metal Parts Manufacturing, About, Northwest Etch Technology

He moved the company to Auburn, Washington in the early ‘80s and occupied two different locations during that time period. As the company matured, it became known for its willingness to undertake projects that were considered ‘impossible’ and ‘theoretically’ outside the scope of photo chemical machining capabilities. During those early years, NW Etch was recognized by Rockwell International for its participation in the NASA manned spacecraft program with an Exceptional Company Performance Award in 1989.

In 1990, the decision was made to move the operation to Tacoma. Metal Etching, Photo Chemical Machining, NW Etch. Chemical Milling, Copper Etching, Aluminum, Bronze, Brass, Nickel. Think All Photo-Chemical Etchers are the Same? Choosing a photo-chemical etching partner can be tough, as initial appearances can be as deceiving as the black & white lines above, which are actually parallel lines!

Think All Photo-Chemical Etchers are the Same?

Due diligence is a must, to insure desirable results. In choosing any supplier, there are the standard decision drivers involving quality, response time, and price. Other less apparent qualifications, yet no less important considerations include certifications, client recommendations, company reputation and years of conducting business when making any important vendor selection. People choose photo-chemical etching as an alternative machining process when their thin metal components of complex design cannot be machined via typical methods, without suffering loss of metal integrity or appearance degradation. Beware: Not all photo chemical etchers are created equal, as illustrated in the photo below. If you have a part that could use some improving, we should talk. Seattle Metal Etching Tacoma Photo Chemical Milling, Northwest Etch. Chemical Milling, Copper Etching, Aluminum, Bronze, Brass, Nickel.

Photo Chemical Machining Process, NW Etch. Our Engineer is available to assist in designing your product for the best Photo Chemical Machining results including which alloy material best suits your product for form, fit and function.

Photo Chemical Machining Process, NW Etch

Provide low cost prototypesIn house forming Our Full-Time Graphics and CAD Lead can help you with: DraftingArtistic capabilitiesDecorative projectsIn-house plotting (1/8 mil plotting up to 24″ x 24″)Outsource plotting (oversize up to 60″ x 80″) Our Tooling is unique to your individual part and is stored in our in house library: Standard size tooling is 12 X 24 inchesCustom size tooling is available Is the process for surface preparation and cleaning of the metal to enhance adhesion for photo sensitive film that is acid resistant. PumicingScotch BrightBrushingLaminator capabilities up to 60 inches Photo tool and laminated metal are exposed to white light leaving photo tool image on the laminated metal. Exposed metal is put through a potassium carbonated wash which washes away unexposed photo resist.

Northwest Etch Returns to 2015 AmCon Trade Show. This month, come visit us at the 14th Annual A Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo (AmCon).

Northwest Etch Returns to 2015 AmCon Trade Show

On March 24th and 25th Northwest Etch will be at booth #111 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Admission, parking and seminars are free to attend so come down and visit us. You’ll have a chance to attend seminars about plastic injection molding, 3D printing, slide forming, fineblanking and creepfeed grinding, the power persuasion and more. Don’t miss this chance to talk to industry leaders and learn more about how Northwest Etch is creating cost-effective custom parts with a fast turn-around time. The AmCon trade show is your chance to “find solutions for your most difficult design and production problems.” Photochemical Machining PCM , NW Etch, Tacoma, WA. Stainless Steel Jewelry by NW Etch. One of the great joys of working at NW Etch is getting to see just how creative we and our partners can be with metal. One of the projects we’ve partnered with has given us a chance to dabble in the fine art of metal jewelry.

In 2007, the Alucik founders were living in Switzerland and took inspiration for highly detailed, stainless steel jewelry from Mother Nature herself. They experimented with the conversion of hand drawn digital designs into lightweight and durable stainless steel jewelry that is then plated with either .999 silver (with an e-coat to resist tarnishing) or 18kt gold. Alucik’s artistic exploration developed into stunning earrings, necklaces and pendants that represent the beauty found in Mother Nature.

From the depths of the ocean and coral reefs to the cavernous mountains and crystals, the jewelry captures the intricate designs and beauty from around the world. Stainless Steel Etching, Signs, Medical, Industrial Metal Parts, NWEtch. Stainless steel is the perfect material for signs and art because the stainless metal is resistant to weathering and other damage. Besides excellent resistance to corrosion and staining, it is also low maintenance, affordable, and has a well-liked shine. Professional Stainless Steel Etching for Signs, Industrial, Medical Applications & More NW Etch can provide low-cost, professional stainless steel etching for a variety of types, sizes, and complexities of applications.

NW Etch offers stainless steel etching for cities or architectural firms handling projects in schools, parks, business buildings, government buildings, or art projects. It is commonly used for medical and industrial applications because of its toughness and corrosion-resistant properties. Stainless Steel Etching, Signs, Medical, Industrial Metal Parts, NWEtch. Photochemical Machining PCM , NW Etch, Tacoma, WA. Metal Chemical Etching, Metal Services, Plating, Cleaning, Forming.