Etching technology is a traditional craftsmanship used to apply textures to metal surfaces by means of chemical reaction. This technology is used in particular for the further treatment or finishing of plastic injection moulding dies made of steel or – to a limited extent NF metals. Skilled craftsmanship, decades of experience as well as the ongoing development of the technology ensure that customers’ design and functionality requirements are met.
Our customers can now select suitable surfaces from a wide range of patterns or develop individual textures based on these patterns. Our design & development department will support your ideas – from the initial design through to implementation. Prototypes or initial patterns visualise surface textures during the manufacturing process.
The process involves printing graphics onto transparent material and transferring them by hand to the plastic injection mold contour. Distortions or faults are retouched seamlessly by specialist.
In the acid bath which follows, areas which are not covered by the print Colour are removed. So-called multilayer textures and very sculptural, natural surfaces can be created using multiple etchings.
Prototypes or initial patterns visualize surface textures during the manufacturing process.