Electrolytic Marking

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

Electrolytic marking is durable, cheap, easy and precise

Electrolytic marking with OSTLING Marking Devices.  The exact copy of a template is applied to an electrically conductive product, in which current and electrolyte react with each other.

Depending on the source material and the current flow, the results are black, white or deep markings – without corrosion or any other negative effects on the material. The graphic design options are nearly unlimited. The Ostling Standard electrolytes are appropriate for most marking applications but we are also able to deliver many special electrolytes for custom applications – from our own production based in Germany. Electrolytic marking is perfect for manufacturers who produce high quality tools, cutlery, tubes, valves and many more because of its clean, clear and durable markings.

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! Electrolytic marking is precise, easy and the most economical way to apply high quality marks on any bare metal.

electrolytic marking

electrolytic marking
Our electrolytes are available in 1, 5, 10 and 30 Liter containers.

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Elektrolytic stencil







Typical application areas for Electrolytic marking Systems from OSTLING

  • Cutlery
  • Tools
  • Armory
  • Medical instruments
  • Fittings
  • Ball bearings
  • Valves
  • Nozzles
  • Tubes
  • Chain saws
  • Golf clubs
  • Appliances
  • Faucets

Strengths of the OSTLING Electrolytic marking 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

Please have a look on the links below for further information about our products

Direct access to our electrolytic marking product range in our Web-shop.

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