Marking Techniques / Marking Procedures

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Marking technologies for steel and non-ferrous metals;
Member of the OSTLING Group

Sample Markings for Electrolytic Etching

electrolytic etching example I
electrolytic etching example II
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electrolytic etching example IV

Electrolytic marking is based on an electrochemical etching process where the image on a stencil is transferred to an electrically conductive product by the action of electrolyte and electricity

The exact copy of a template is applied to an electrically conductive product, in which current and electrolyte react with one another.

Depending on the source material and the current flow, the results are black, white or deep markings - without corrosion or other negative effects on the material. The graphic design options are nearly unlimited.

We have a large number of the most varied OSTLING electrolytes available for you. Your alloys receive a high-quality marking.

No acids or other dangerous substances are applied!


Typical application areas

  • Cutlery
  • Tools
  • Medical instruments
  • Fittings
  • Ball bearings

Strengths of the electrolytic OSTLING systems

  • Economic and permanent marking
  • Individual graphic design of the templates, e.g. company logos, item numbers, or decorative marking
  • Even large areas can be marked quickly
  • For the most varied surface shapes, such as flat, round, concave, convex
  • Easy to adapt to your needs due to modular product programme