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Etch Lines

Palm Technology supplies Etch Lines around the world for aerospace, automotive, consumer and defense applications. Etch Lines have become a larger segment of the market as customers use more exotic metals that must be tested or chemically etched to a final size.

Palm can integrate an Etch Line into a metal finishing line or supply a stand alone line. Because Palm fabricates the entire line in-house in our 50,000 sf facility located outside of Nashville, TN we have the flexibility to deliver a truly custom solution. Palm fabricates plastic and metal tanks and builds the hoists and steelwork in-house delivering quality and value unmatched in the industry.

Palm has supplied and installed stand-alone Etch Lines for titanium and high nickel metals. Whether it is a lab line to prepare materials for inspection or a finish line to meet a critical dimension, Palm can deliver a manual or automatic line to meet the most stringent customer requirements.

Palm has integrated Etch Lines into metal finishing lines to reduce space requirements and maximize line utilization. The most common application is preparing titanium, high nickel alloys or aluminum for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) before the parts can be finished. Typically found in the aerospace and defense industries, these combination lines seamlessly integrate the etching process into an anodizing, chemical conversion coating or passivation line.

Palm can deliver a complete Etch Line including an integrated chemical supply station for the safe delivery of chemistries to the Etch Line. Etch chemistries such as hydrofluoric acid, ammonium bifluoride, nitric, etc provide unique challenges and are critical to the etch process.

Palm can deliver a complete turnkey solution supplying and installing the etch line, hoists, structure, fume exhaust and infrastructure including chillers and boilers and wastewater treatment. We can supply a manual or automatic Etch Line that provides the flexibility, reliability and quality you demand to meet your current and future needs. When it is time for your next project, contact Palm Technology and put our expertise and experience to work for you.