The Lectroetch process has been used for years by some of the largest names in the healthcare industry. This etching process remains the most cost-effective method to permanently identify medic al devices without creating undo stress or strain, which may result in breakage.
Marks a wide range of items such as:
Lectroetch pioneered the Electro-Chemical Circle Grid method of strain analysis with Dr. Stuart Keeler. This method has been utilized by automakers, steel suppliers, and stamping firms all over the world for decades. With the advent of computerized stereo-lithographic evaluation techniques, this method remains the most accurate way to evaluate stress and strain in a forming process. Lectroetch has the most powerful, heavy=duty grid marking equipment available. We also have a very extensive line of English and metric stencil patterns to suit every forming need. Our GMK Grid Marking Kit, along with the optional carrying case has everything needed to mark your blanks in a portable, easy-to-transport system.
Lectroetch originated electrochemical marking in 1943. Since then, the process has proven itself in countless metal parts marking applications for identification, inspection and inventory control. It is ideal for reproducing trademarks, part and serial numbers, measurement markings, inspection stamps and date codes.
Objects made of conductive ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys are easily marked. Metals plated with chrome, nickel, cadmium and zinc also mark well due to conductivity. Painted, anodized or phosphated parts can also be processed by deep etching (.001-.006 in.) prior to coating application.
The Lectroetch process is an etching process in which a minute amount of metal, about .001 to .006 inches, is removed from conductive metals. The process eliminates the impennanence of labeling or ink marking, and will not weaken, deform or otherwise contribute to part failure. Even thin wall, delicate components can be easily marked without burrs or danger of part damage. It is often the only method which meets Mil-Spec standards.