CHEMICAL ETCH MARKING

Electrolytes and Neutralizers for Chemical Etching
Chemical Etching is a safe and effective method of part marking that has been around for approximately 80 years now. It’s very safe and easy to use on all conductive metals and allows you to get beautiful, high contrast, permanent markings without setting up any stress in your part. It’s also just as effective no matter how hard your material is. 
Chemical Etching is very versatile and it’s everywhere being used on everything from pumps & valves to saw blades and other cutting tools. It’s very inexpensive, it’s fast and it’s proven!
If Galvo Driven Laser Technology is out of reach due to production volumes or expense, Chemical Etching can still provide those high quality markings that often get mistaken for Laser Etched results. 
Millennium Signatures has over fifty (50) different Electrolytes in stock to help you mark even the more obscure materials when needed. 
We also sell complete Marking Kits, accessories and supplies such as Durable Long Life Fabric Stencils, Marking Heads, Wire Cord Sets, Stencil Papers, Imprinters and so much more. Contact our Part Marking Specialists today for more information on what electrolytes are needed for your project or which marking kit best suits your applications. We have 50 Years of experience here to assist you with all of your part marking needs. 
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HELPFUL MARKING TIPS SERIES: Electro-Chemical Etching of Titanium

Electro-Chemical Etching of Titanium

“When chemically etching information on Titanium, less is often more…”

For the best Electro-Chemical Etch results on Titanium, use Millennium Signatures Electrolyte Formulation
X4R-416 at a Medium to High Power Setting in the DC Output Mode on most Power Units. A good Deep Etch Power Unit is ideal for optimal results. Getting a high contrast light surface mark on Titanium can be challenging, if your specs will accommodate, it’s actually easier to get a very sharp crisp marking by etching down a couple thousandths of an inch (0.002”) or 0.051mm which is easily achieved with a few very quick, light applications of the hand marker as not to generate too much heat. 
Give the surface a very quick light scuff with a Scotch Brito abrasive type pad and you should have a beautiful, razor sharp, high contrast etch which is often easily mistaken for a laser quality marking.

Remember:
Remember to keep your Monopad very damp with the X4R-416 Electrolyte Formulation, but not dripping all over your part and workstation. Too much heat can be the enemy when marking most metals, this is especially true when marking Titanium.
Use Standard Neutralizer or our Extra Strength X4R-900 Neutralizer to thoroughly clean the areas that came in contact with the electrolyte. 
Results may vary slightly when using different grades of Titanium, but these tips typically serve well on all Titanium Etching Applications. A good ground connection in close proximity to the area you’re marking is always important.

For more information on the best Electro-Chemical Etching Equipment, Accessories and Supplies for a given application, be sure to check our other HELPFUL MARKING TIPS SERIES Blogs and posts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as well as at our Website: www.millenniumsignatures.com
Contact our Part Marking Specialists at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com

This Helpful Marking Tip was brought to you by Jeff Guenther of Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

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COST EFFECTIVE, STRESS-FREE PERMANENT MARKING ON METALS

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. is your complete source for everything Electro-Chemical Etching as well as many other Marking Technologies. We have a range of High-Quality Production Grade Power Units, designed to suit applications from very light duty (periodic use) such as Custom Knife Making applications to Heavy Duty Deep Etch applications for Aerospace and Nuclear industry requirements. Millennium Signatures (Formerly Chem-Etch & Stamp of Canada Ltd.) has been in the business for 50 years and has Electrolytes that meet all the major Aerospace Manufacturer Specifications. 
You can count on Millennium Signatures to have Stencil Paper Products, Monopads, Electrolytes and Neutralizers in stock. We also make Custom Non-Conductive /Non-Scratch Grounding Fixtures, custom Carbon Heads, Marking Kits and more… We also manufacture Long Life Fabric Stencils and have an in-house artwork department that can assist you with any graphic requirements you have and help you to get your custom product processed and out the door within just a couple of days. No matter what your requirement may be, if you’re looking to use the Electro-Chemical Etch Process to identify your parts or even for Grid Marking Applications as seen in the metal forming industry, Millennium Signatures will have the expertise and products you need.
Contact one of our Part Marking Specialists today for more information by calling our main inquiry line at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com
We have facilities in both Buffalo NY, USA and Burlington ON, Canada. You can always visit our website at www.millenniumsignatures.com