Etching specifications

Maximum part size and supported material

  • 300mm x 300mm (if the etching is on the TOP/BOTTOM side)
  • 200mm x 200mm(if the etching is on the FRONT/BACK side)
  • 200mm x 200mm(if the etching is on the LEFT/RIGHT side)
* Please see the table below for materials and surface treatment.
Material and surface treatment to be etched
Classification material properties Surface Treatment
  • 1018 Carbon Steel
  • 1018 Carbon Steel (annealed material)
  • 1049 Carbon Steel
  • 1049 Carbon Steel (tempered material)
  • No treatment
  • Electroless nickel plating
  • Hard Chrome Plating(Flash Plating)
  • Trivalent Chromate (Clear)
  • Trivalent chromate (black)
Pre-hardened steel NAK55 or equivalent No treatment
  • 2017 Aluminum Alloy
  • 5052 Aluminum Alloy
  • 6061 Aluminum Alloy
  • 7075 Aluminum Alloy
  • No treatment
  • Clear anodized
  • Black anodized
Stainless steel
  • 303 Stainless Steel
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 430 Stainless Steel
No treatment
*For surface-treated products, the etching process is carried out after surface treatment.

Processing method

  • Etching will be done by either Laser Etching or Machining.
  •  *You cannot specify the etching process.
  •  *You cannot specify the processing method.
  •  - Laser etching: After surface treatment
  •  - Machining: Before surface treatment

Possible etching locations

The etching instructions can be given on TOP, BOTTOM, FRONT, BACK, LEFT, and RIGHT surfaces (only flat surfaces). *Pocketed flat surfaces with a depth of 15 mm or less are also available for etching.

Available number of etching settings

Multiple etching instructions for multiple surfaces are available.
Available number of etching settings

Character Specifications

  • Half-width alphanumeric characters and some symbols (+-. #$%&()=*:? /_~) can be freely entered.
  • *Line feed and space input are also supported.
Character size 3~15mm(Can be specified at 1mm pitch)
17.5~30mm(Can be specified at 2.5mm pitch)
  • *Font (font, spacing) and line spacing cannot be specified.
  • *The letter size of the etching are only reference values. Dimensional accuracy is not guaranteed.
  •  Depending on the text content, the size may differ from the specified size.
The size definition of the etched characters is as follows.
i.e., When specifying a font size of 10mm

Angle setting

  • Angle can be indicated in 45° steps (0° to 360°)
  • *The angle is only a rough standard value. Angular accuracy is not guaranteed.
Angle setting

Shipping Days

Normal delivery time (5~ days), long delivery time service (20~ days).
*Etching does not increase lead time.

Quality Control

  • Quality precautions for etching
  • 1. Burrs and burn marks may occur on the etching area.
  • 2. Some characters may be blurred if a 3 to 5 mm etching character size is specified.
  • 3. Depending on the material and surface treatment, there is a possibility that the etching characters may become blurred.
  • 4 The letter size and angle of the etching are only reference values. Dimensional accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • 5. Depending on the content of the characters, there may be cases where the size differs from the specified size
  • 6. Depending on the total length of the etching, there is a possibility of discrepancies in letter spacing and height (ref.: 90 mm or more).
Information on etching quality can be found on the following page