Commemorative Items for Brand Building

Northwest Etch uses an alternative machining method known as photo chemical machining to produce custom components found in the coolest projects, on and off the planet. Our photo etching method provides a level of detail and intricacy not obtainable via other machining methods. We work with clients to create gifts and other custom commemorative ite...
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Northwest Etch Provides the Best Metal Etching Service Available

See the difference immediately with NW Etch!  Make sure you're getting the best photo chemical metal etching service available. Contact us today for all your photo chemical metal etching needs today!
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Advantages of Photo Chemical Milling

When looking for an experienced machining partner to mill complex, thin metal parts that cannot be machined via other methods, it is important to select a vendor that provides excellence in craftsmanship, with a long history of successful partnerships and experience fulfilling orders for a wide array of industries, economically. Advantages of Photo...
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Make Your Next Event Exemplary. . . Just as The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Did!

On September 28 th , the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber held the 2016 Spotlight On Business Awards to honor Chamber Members that have set the standard for exemplary business practices. The community provided the nominations for the awards, voting on these 7 local businesses that set the bar high for exemplary business practices in 2016:  Small B...
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When To Utilize The Photo-Chemical Etching Process?

Photo Chemical Machining, also known as Photo Etching , is a chemical milling process used to produce highly complex, thin metal parts with intricate details that cannot be obtained via other machining methods. The photo etching process utilizes etchants to dissolve away unwanted portions of metal, so the process does not affect the temper of the r...
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NW Etch Hosts U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer for Round Table Discussion

As part of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition's (PNDC) advocacy efforts, Mitch Zoch & NW Etch recently hosted Congressman Derek Kilmer for a Round Table discussion with other area business leaders from the PNDC. The open dialogue included Washington DC updates, and what could be done to improve the ability of local business owners to offer...
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High Quality, Precision Photo Chemical Etching by NW Etch

High Quality, Precision Photo Chemical Etching by NW Etch At Northwest Etch we pride ourselves on high quality, precision photo chemical etching. Our world–class photo etching process produces fine metal parts that exceed expectations. For example, our photo chemical machining process at NW Etch involves 9 fundamental steps to complete either simpl...
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Congressman & Small Business Administration Award NW Etch!

Not only does NW Etch know their way around metal, they also know how to receive one! An award, that is. On February 17th, 2016 NW Etch welcomed some unexpected guests. The visitors happened to be Congressman Derek Kilmer and Maria Contreras-Sweet , Administrator from the Small Business Administration. Their visit was a celebratory one, as NW Etch ...
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Don't miss the 2018 AmCon Trade Show!

This 18 th Annual A Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo (AmCon)  is on February 19 th and 20 th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.    Admission, parking and seminars are free to attend. You'll have a chance to attend seminars and to learn about 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Forming, Fabricating, Machining, E...
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NW Etch Will Return to the 2016 AmCon Trade Show!

That's right! NW Etch has proudly been invited back to discuss the Advantages of Photochemical Machining (PCM) for intricate thin metal parts at the 15th Annual AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo . Come visit our booth #111 on February 16th or 17th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Expect free admission, free attendee parking, free...
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Could Your Project Benefit From Custom Metal Etching?

Wonder if your project could benefit from the alternative machining capabilities of Photo Chemical Etching? Let the professionals at NW Etch show you how.  In addition to our normal business of machining thin metal parts of complex designs for the aerospace and medical device communities, we receive requests from event planners, artists and R&...
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The Benefits of Photochemical Machining

Fast, economical, and precise—that's photochemical machining (PCM) in a nutshell. When compared to its peers—stamping, punching, laser cutting, water jet cutting, wire electrical discharge machining—PCM does it all with less hassle. Also known as photochemical milling or photo etching, PCM uses a photoresist and etchants to create simple or complex...
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New Tacoma Awards Choose NW Etch

On July 10 th , the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber held the 2015 New Tacoma Awards to recognize business organizations and individuals making outstanding contributions to the revitalization of downtown Tacoma. The community provides the nominations for the awards, recognizing these 5 key areas of contribution to the community for 2015: Popham Award: ...
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Think All Photo-Chemical Etchers Are the Same?

Here's Proof They Are Not And What To Look For. Choosing a photo-chemical etching partner can be tough, as initial appearances can be as deceiving as the black & white lines above, which are actually parallel lines! Due diligence is a must, to insure desirable results.   In choosing any supplier, there are the standard decision drivers inv...
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Northwest Etch Returns to 2015 AmCon Trade Show

This month, come visit us at the 14 th Annual A Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo (AmCon) . On March 24 th and 25 th Northwest Etch will be at booth #111 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Admission, parking and seminars are free to attend so come down and visit us. You'll have a chance to attend seminars about plastic injection molding, 3D ...
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Stainless Steel Jewelry Inspired by Nature, Machined by NW Etch

One of the great joys of working at NW Etch is getting to see just how creative we and our partners can be with metal. One of the projects we've partnered with has given us a chance to dabble in the fine art of metal jewelry. In 2007, the Alucik founders were living in Switzerland and took inspiration for highly detailed, stainless steel jewelry fr...
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Seattle Brewery Partners with NW Etch for Brand Building

When Two Beers Brewing Company of Seattle needed a marketing touch that would help them stand out and support their brand, they looked to NW Etch's photo chemical machining process.  A Special Touch ​ NW Etch was chosen to create a commemorative tag for Two Beers Brewing Company's Fall Alta Series "Overhang" Imperial Porter. The limited releas...
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Northwest Etch Helps Create Innovative Eliza Light

Northwest Etch National Business Development Manager Mitch Zoch's answer to what Northwest Etch does? Whether it's in reply to someone familiar with photo chemical machining or outside the industry, Mitch explains, "We have fun every day, due to the people and concepts we get to work with." Projects like the Eliza Light reinforce why Northwest Etch...
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Stand Out With a Metal Etching Calendar

Metal Etching 2015 Calendar It's the most wonderful time of year again, so why not stand out with a branded metal etching calendar?  At Northwest Etch, we can create unique and personalized calendars that reflect your business. We have the capability of taking a logo, image or design and turning it into a beautiful piece of art using stainless...
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NW Etch to Attend Seattle Chamber Networking Event

Nick Herzog and Mitch Zoch of Northwest Etch will attend the Seattle Chamber's 10 th Annual All-Chamber Business After Hours event this Wednesday, September 24, at The Foundry by Herban Feast at 3200 1 st Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134. from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. NW Etch looks forward to networking with other local business professionals, and spreading...
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NW Etch Offers More Than Technical Parts

Northwest Etch has a solid reputation for manufacturing precision metal parts for a diverse range of industries, including medical, aerospace, electronics, defense and more. We've used our specialized photochemical machining capabilities to create everything from orthodontia pins and medical parts to electronic shields and grids that go in the wind...
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Northwest Etch Returns to Design2Part Trade Show

Northwest Etch looks forward to exhibiting at Design2Part , a popular design and contract manufacturing trade show in Santa Clara, CA. The trade show will take place on May 21-22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Northwest Etch will be occupying booth #113. This will be a great opportunity for Northwest Etch to spread the word about our metal e...
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A Shining History of Stainless Steel

Iron gets well-deserved credit as being a building block of civilization because of its revolutionary impact on warfare and farming, but perhaps stainless steel should be considered equally influential. While the real impact of stainless steel wasn't felt until the early 20th Century, it has been called "the miracle metal" and "the crowning achieve...
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Northwest Etch to Attend Design2Part Trade Show

Northwest Etch is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at a popular manufacturing trade show in Pasadena, CA, on October 9 and 10 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Northwest Etch will be occupying booth number 234, where we will take advantage of the opportunity to get the word out about our metal etching and photo chemical machining ser...
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