Etched Metal Company
Stainless Steel Nameplates
MIL-I-45208 | UL Authorized Label Supplier
Stainless Steel Nameplates from Etched Metal Company. Strength, Durability, Corrosion Resistant.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Product/Service Summary
Stainless Steel is one of the most commonly used alloy steel to give greater strength and durability without increasing weight to your tag, label, and stainless steel name plate. Stainless steel nameplates offer a good corrosion resistance to many chemicals corrodents found in industrial setting and atmospheres. This “heavy duty” low rust prohibiting stainless steel offers a non-magnetic, austenitic benefit to your nameplate. Stainless steel nameplates material can be chemically etched, screened & digitally printed and machined through several CNC milling operations.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Chemical Etching
Chemical etching stainless steel offers a permanent copy or image into the metal. Controlled acids are used to dissolve the metal in desired areas and shapes on the stainless steel nameplate. 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 and nameplate. A natural look called “NO FILL” give a contrast of the stainless steel nameplate. Most often a color(s) are selected to enhance your graphic presentation. We can add protective coatings or films to protect the surface of the stainless steel nameplate from scratches, solvents, UV fading, and environmental elements. Depending on the application used, you may require the stainless steel nameplate to be passivated. Passivation is the removal of iron and contaminates on the surface and forms a protective oxide layer for greater rust-resistance.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Screen Printing
Screen printing stainless steel nameplates 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 stainless steel nameplate. We can add protective coatings or films to protect the surface from scratches, solvents, UV fading, and environmental elements.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Digital Printing
Digital Printing for stainless steel nameplates offers the ability to print variable information, full color images with half tones. It provides a cost effective way to manufacture a stainless steel nameplate. When digitally printing on stainless steel, we have to treat the surface with a coating in order for the inks to adhere. We can apply additional protective coatings or films to protect the surface of the stainless steel nameplate from scratches, solvents, UV fading, and environmental elements. This process is often used for small quantity runs of stainless steel nameplates. It is also used if a full color image or logo must be incorporated.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Best Use
Stainless Steel Nameplates are best used when a heavy duty, corrosion resistance, requirement is need to protect against many chemicals corrodents found in industrial setting and atmospheres. Stainless steel nameplates are versatile to all industries and product identification requirements. Thin stainless steel nameplates are found to be ideal for control panels, instrument panel, or asset tags. Stainless steel nameplates offer many options for sizing, custom shapes, serializing with variable information, engraving and machining. This material CAN’T BE ANODIZED.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Materials available:
Stainless Steel series stock available is 304, 304L 316, 316L, 321 and 430(magnetic). Standard finishes ranging from #2B mill finish (annealed, pickled, and bright cold rolled), abrasive belt finishes (80-320), and polished high end mirror finishes. If you are welding, you may require a low carbon (L) version to avoid harmful carbide precipitation. Etched Metal also works with various carbon steels such as cold & hot rolled and galvanized steel. If you don’t see a material listed, please contact us.
Common material thicknesses range from .012” – .25” (Inches)
Stainless Steel Nameplates – 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.
Stainless Steel Nameplates – Production Time/Shipment Methods:
Lead Time is 22 – 28 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.
Providing unrivaled customer service since 1928
Our expert Account Representatives assist you through the duration of your order–from initial design specifications through shipping and delivery.
We deliver prompt, no-charge accurate estimates and offer time and money-saving suggestions when needed. Our goal is not to just make a sale, but to build a long-term relationship with our clients.
Etched Metal’s production systems allow us to keep a watchful eye on your nameplate project, making sure we deliver on the date you expect.
We understand that market conditions often affect the availability of materials needed, and we alert you to any issues that may arise.
Lastly, you are always welcome to call or email your Account Representative if you need to make revisions to your specifications or delivery requirements.
Like to see samples of our work? Give us a call or email us and we’ll send out a sample kit for your review. As a direct manufacturer, brokers always welcome!
Etched Metal Company is located at:
30200 Solon Industrial Parkway
Solon, OH 44139