Etched Metal Company
1-800-383-0240
440-248-0240
Solon, OH 44139

MIL-I-45208 | UL Authorizied Label Supplier
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Aluminum Nameplates

Product and Order Information

Aluminum is light weight material that is adaptable to almost any application. It is versatile to all industries and styles of product identification requirements. Aluminum offers a vast number of option for sizes, custom shapes, serializing, barcode, emboss, forming and bending. 

Materials available:  Aluminum series stock available is 1100, 2024, 3003, 5005, 5052, 6061 and photosensitive.  See a material not listed, please inquiry to your sales representative. Customer supplied materials or components welcome.
 
Common material thicknesses range from .003” - .25” (Inches)

Order quantities:  No minimum order quantity!!  Whether it is one piece or tens of thousands of pieces, we will produce your part, tag, label, or name plate with the highest quality with the latest capabilities offered at Etched Metal Company.
 
Production Time/Shipment Methods:  Lead Time is 8 – 18 working day from receipt of order. We will work with customers on specified deadline and expedited orders requirements.  All orders are FOB Solon, Ohio 44139.  Shipping services offered as Prepaid & Add or Collect.  Shipping services available are UPS, FedEx, USPS, LTL, and Local Carriers.
 
Payment Terms: Cash, Credit Card, PayPal and Net 30 Days or Agreed Terms.




 

Anodizing aluminum offers an increase corrosion resistance to non-ferrous metals forming a layer of oxide on the surface. It also promotes wearability and adhesion of inks, dyes, adhesives, glues and primers. There are different types of anodizing for aluminum alloys.  Type I uses a (chromic) acid base that is mostly used in the aerospace and Defense Department. 

Type II uses a (sulfuric) acid base that is widely used on all applications including commercial, industrial, and products parts, tags, label, and nameplates.  It is by far the most common process used to anodize aluminum alloy.

Type III uses a (sulfuric) acid base with high voltage to form a super hard surface. Type III is not usually colored or dyed. This is used for military equipment and weapons, scratch resistant surface for parts, cookware, and various products.

The last type is Type I Photosensitive Anodizing.  Type 1 photosensitive anodized aluminum is anodized aluminum that has been impregnated with a silver compound. This process offers the highest quality imaging and anodizing of durable permanent copy and information. There are color limitations. This application is best utilized for variable copy, barcoding, IUID barcodes labels, and information that need to hold up to environmental elements.  This is widely used for product identification in military and Defense Department, environmental elements requirement, and nameplate, tags, and label that require a durable, permanent, long term requirement.

Chemical etching aluminum offers a permanent copy or image into the metal. Controlled acids are used to dissolve the metal in desired areas and shapes. Chemical etching removes multi-layer of material in depths of .0015” -.008” to show the desired copy or shapes.

Once the layers have been removed, the next process is to determine a cosmetic look to the alloy. A natural look called “NO FILL” gives a contrast of the aluminum, or selecting an option to fill a wide array of colors to support your graphic presentation. We can add protective coatings or films to protect the surface from scratches, solvents, UV fading, and environmental elements.

Screen printing on aluminum offers a strong, reliable process with a wide array of colors to support your graphic presentation. Your image or information is printed on the surface of the aluminum. We can add protective coatings or films to protect the surface from scratches, solvents, UV fading, and environmental elements. Anodizing the aluminum will increase the corrosion resistance, wearability and adhesion of inks, adhesives, glues and primers.

Digital Printing on aluminum offer the ability to print variable information, full color images with half tones and provides a cost effective way to manufacture a nameplate. We can add protective coatings or films to protect the surface from scratches, solvents, UV fading, and environmental elements. This process is often used for small quantity runs. It is also used if a full color image or logo must be incorporated.



 



 
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