What are your etching limitations?

We have multiple etching limitations to keep in mind since we do not offer laser engraving or solid etching. We only provide single line etching at this time.

Single Line Etching Limitations

There are some considerations that are specific to single line etching.

  • Single line etching is relatively faint and shouldn’t be used for any cosmetic or critical markings
  • Single line etching should be limited to simple markings like crosshairs and part numbers
  • We can only provide single line etching on specific metals; see the full list and examples here
Single line etching example

Service Limitations

Single line etching shouldn’t be combined with services that will erase or cover any etch marks.

Etching File Setup

Single line etching has specific file setup considerations. Learn how to set up your design here: Setting Up Your Design for Single Line Etching

If you have further questions about our etching limitations, contact our Support team!

In Summary

What are the etching limitations at SendCutSend?

We have multiple etching limitations to keep in mind since we do not offer laser engraving or solid etching. We only provide single line etching at this time. Please note: single line etching is faint and not suited for cosmetic applications.

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..313″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″