Chemical etching of sheetmetal (brass) by seeedstudio?

Currently Fusion PCB provides an affordable means to manufacture quality PCB in small quantities.

For modellers (model railways or model engineering), we often need to make two-sided chemical etching of brass sheets (with standard thickness of 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 1mm etc).

The process itself (including the gerber file stage, and the etching stage) is very similar to the PCB manufacturing, except:

  • sheetmetal etching only has two side to etch
  • no vias, holes, electroplating or printing on top of the sheetmetal.

So I guess the sheetmetal etching process is simpler than PCB manufacturing and uses the same etching equipment as PCB manufacturing.

Does seeedstudio plan to offer sheetmetal chemical etching in the future? If so, this would be an immense help to us modellers!!!

Arduino Novice

:slight_smile: Glad to know that you are interested in Seeed products. That is a really good idea , and hope you can send your requirement to Seeed Wish. It will be better.


I have already made this wish to seeed wish, and please vote for my wish:

seeed should be able to do brass sheetmetal etching using the same equipment as the PCB service at no extra cost. (please correct me if I am wrong)


Arduino Novice