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Mike Burdick
05-22-2005, 12:20 AM
Just happened to run across this method for etching metal while surfing the web. Anyone ever use this product?


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05-22-2005, 01:14 AM
Looks like a fusion of printed circuit photoresist for pattern making and spongbob squarepants for electolysis etching. Probably find all you need at Radio Shack and a good drug store. You can get good UV on any sunny day but Fryes Electronics sells UV lamps, too.

I used this process to create photographic images on copper sheets, again, drawing on printed circuit technology (no pun).


Paul Alciatore
05-23-2005, 12:51 PM
Most interesting. Anyone have a better explanation of the process or a DIY page? What chemicals, what voltage, current, etc.

Paul A.

05-23-2005, 01:07 PM
I would also be interested in finding out more about the process. Any home shop info would be greatly appreciated.

John Stevenson
05-23-2005, 01:27 PM
Not used it but seriously looking at getting a kit to mark some of our parts.
Problem is we are in the UK and I don't know yet if they will ship.

We have them here but that $70 starter kit is about £250 or $400

Here's a link to show how simple it is.


John S.

Paul Alciatore
05-24-2005, 01:07 PM

Thanks for the link. It looks really simple and it sounds like a variety of chemicals would work if you can use ordinary salt or Sani-Flush.

I wonder if office supply stores still sell mimeograph stencils.

Paul A.

05-24-2005, 04:00 PM
See ...

For an alternative way to etch metal.