NW Etch is the alternative machining method for flat, thin metal parts of complex design when other machining methods won’t suffice. For burr-free & oil free parts without discoloration, warping or structural changes to the metal, our photo chemical machining results will impress with the clarity and precision not found elsewhere, at a competitive price.
Core Competencies Include:
• Ideal for R&D: Minimized time loss and expense for design revisions
• Low cost tooling: Typically $200, vs $5K to $10K+ for “hard” tooling costs Our tooling won’t wear out. Hard tooling has a limited lifetime
• Capable of handling up to 60” wide material
• Prototype-to-production variations eliminated
• Capable of producing 1 part or millions in a single pass
• Able to produce intricate geometries not obtainable via other machining methods
• Complexity of design does not incrementally increase tooling costs
Areas of Expertise:
• Engineering support ensures fit of form & function
• CAD / in-house plotting and tooling
• Metal preparation, including lamination, exposure, developing, etching, stripping and inspection, including digital OGP
• Able to incorporate bend lines / bend reliefs / and score reliefs within design features to enhance productivity
• Also offering forming, plating, powder coating, and heat treating among other services
• NW Etch built the industry’s first waste water recycling system, utilizing the latest ion exchange technology. Our filtered water is better quality than what we receive from the city. And photo chemical machining uses less electricity than other machining methods


Metal Coating and Engraving


Contact Person:

Mitch Zoch
(253) 293-9322


For more information or any questions about Made in Washington, please contact Jessica Ingle at (425) 438-1146 x109 or  jingle@impactwashington.org.

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