International Etching, Inc.Ê(IEI)Êmanufactures custom metal components and finished metal products through the process of chemical milling on metals, also known as photo-etching.Ê

International Etching, Inc.Ê(IEI)Êmanufactures custom metal components and finished metal products through the process of chemical milling on metals, also known as photo-etching.Ê

International Etching can fabricate precise, intricate metal components from prototype to volume production. The etch, or chemical milling process, is fast, cost effective, and unmatched for design flexibility, intricate geometric features, and variable depths.

Materials

This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)