Aluminum Etching

U.S. Nameplate Co. utilizes a chemical etching process to produce designs that can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor environments. Etching is particularly well-suited for industrial, marine, aircraft and automotive applications like nameplates, serial, vin or asset tags and data-rating plates.

U.S. Nameplate Co. stocks both aluminum and anodized aluminum which can be processed at most any size. Etched projects can be machined and formed to your project’s specifications.

Contact U.S. Nameplate Co. today to see what we can do for you.

About Etching

If your aluminum project is subject to weather, extreme temperatures, sunlight, chemicals and solvents, etching may be ideal. The etching process uses a strong caustic chemical to cut into unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design or image. Black or other colored anodized aluminums can have the coloring stripped away by etching to create the image or design.

Aluminums can have their surface etched, then filled with screen printed inks for a durable product a step above simple screen printed aluminum plates.



  • Aluminum
  • Anodized Aluminum