Chemical Machining & Etching Services

Molybdenum Chemical & Photo Etching

Tecomet Inc. specializes in molybdenum chemical and photo etching. Molybdenum is commonly used by the medical, aerospace, defense and telecommunications industries. Its low coefficient of thermal expansion, high elastic modulus and high melting point are useful for parts that encounter high temperatures, such as carriers. The material is often gold plated for bonding. Tecomet Inc. etches carriers, radiation filters and shims.


Through our molybdenum etching process, Tecomet Inc. has the capability to photo or chemically machine various profiles and markings to meet customer requirements. We have experience etching molybdenum material as thin as one thousandth of an inch (0.001”) and as thick as thirty thousandths of an inch (0.030”).

Tecomet Inc.’s moly etched parts are used in airplanes, rockets, satellites and medical devices. Because our company supplies a variety of parts for aerospace and defense applications, Tecomet Inc. stocks molybdenum that is DFARS compliant. Our company is also ITAR registered and compliant.

Chemical etching is a particularly cost effective method of marking intricate features onto molybdenum. The molybdenum parts and devices which we etch bear the advantages of the chemical etching process: no heat-affected zones on the metal and no burrs.

Tecomet Inc. is an experienced photo and chemical etching company that has been providing quality, production molybdenum parts to defense contractors and medical companies for years. We can use our experience to help you transition your R&D design into production, or provide you with a reliable source for existing production parts.

Common uses and advantages of Molybdenum:

Common Uses
  • Carriers
  • Shims
  • Radiation filters
  • Thermocouple sheaths
  • High Corrosion Resistance
  • Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Cost Effectiveness of etching compared to Conventional Machining
  • Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Defese
  • Telecommunication 

Contact Tecomet Inc. today for additional information on our molybdenum photo chemical machining capabilities.


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