Electrolytic Metal Etching
Electrolytic etching offers a simple and practical solution
for marking tool steel and other tools, sports equipment such
as golf clubs , metal casings, castings and boxes, metal
tubes, rods, discs ... in fact virtually any metal based item.
- Economical, quick and simple to use
- Offers clear visible marks
- Suitable for all conductive metals
- Avoids metal stress associated with press / stamping
What materials will it mark?
Electrolytic etching is a tried and tested method of industrial
marking which can be used to mark any electrically conductive
material. Virtually any metal component, flat or curved,
can be permanently marked in a matter of seconds without deforming
the surface or causing internal stresses as tends to be the case
with stamps and presses.
The mark is permanent since the process etches away a small
amount of metal from the surface. On most metals it is possible
to produce both a clear and a dark mark, where the latter is
inlaid with a dark compound. Components can be etched irrespective
of hardness and this is ideal for marking onto hardened surfaces
such as tool steel.
Typical applications include:
- Security marking
- Identification marking
- Quality control
- Part numbering
- Traceability coding
product ref HD METETCH
Metal Etcher Kit (240v input unit supplied as standard
- alternative 110v unit available on request)
HD METCHEL - Electrolyte Fluid (500
HD METETCH metal etching kit comes complete
with hand held electronic etcher, labels, and electrolyte (consumables
in kit adequate for about 500 marks)
The Metal Etcher marking head measures 41mm x 22mm which enables
a large amount of information to be marked in normal typeface
size at a single application.
Consumables (Stencils & Electrolyte);
The Metal Etcher Kit contains adequate consumables for about
500 marks in normal use. Paper stencils are included as standard
with the metal etching kit, however special customised photographic
stencils can be supplied to order where multiple items are to
be marked with a common mark. Each paper stencil can be used
up to around 50 times before replacement. Each photographic stencil
can be used up to 1,000 times.
Electrolyte fluid is supplied in bottles - sufficient for around
500 marks when batch marking.
How does it work?
A hand held power unit supplies low voltage electrical power
to the marking head and through the work-piece in order to etch
the surface. The marking head is impregnated with electrolyte
solution and fitted with a stencil / label bearing the mark to
be made. In general, a direct current (DC) will produce a clear
mark whereby a small amount of metal is removed from the surface
and an alternating current (AC) will produce a dark mark where
the etch is inlaid with a dark compound. All Perm-Etch markers
are capable of producing both types of mark and are supplied
with the necessary connecting cables.
Metal rods, tubes and discs can easily be
The unit will mark all castings, casings,
metal components - anything made of conductive metal
Ideal for marking tools (including tool steels)
and sports equipment
ceased - this product is no longer available
We regret to advise that
this item is no longer in production and our stocks are now exhausted
...we are therefore no
longer able to supply the product, ... we are however currently able to
supply consumambles for the unit - please call 01273 475500 for details
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