Our in-house metal photochemical etching line can realise intricate designs faster and more efficiently than ever.

Our photo etching line can realise complex design concepts, achieving unrivalled intricacy and almost limitless design detail, from one hole to complex algorithmic patterns. The thinner the material, the more intricate the design, right down to ultra-fine microns.

The in-house photo etching capabilities gives us control over the entire process. From rapid prototyping and tool design, production and quality control are more efficient than ever. At Ash & Lacy Automotive we can bring any pattern to life within hours of receiving the design


  • Mild steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Aluminium
  • Nickel
  • Copper
  • Titanium

Our etching line supports all areas of the car. From premium interior trim speaker grilles and detail, to electrification of the powertrain, the almost limitless design capabilities offer a vast package of component opportunities.

Suggested Applications

  • Speaker grilles
  • Tread plates
  • Fuel cell plates
  • Meshes & filters
  • Decals, badges, logos


  • Rapid flat blank design samples, to mass production
  • Reduced embodied energy
  • Stress and burr-free blanks
  • Quick and low-cost design alterations
  • Competitive pricing
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Use of low carbon steel
  • Total design flexibility
  • Reduced lead times
  • Improved efficiency
  • Branding, wording and logos at no extra cost
Photo Etching - Ash & Lacy Automotive
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Providing our clients with full service solutions that encompass our wide range of process capabilities and specialist manufacturing techniques.

Our CNC operated punch presses use a tool and die containing punches to stamp out a series of holes, producing your required perforated pattern.

Our dedicated, purpose-built expanded metal machines simultaneously slit and stretch longitudinally.

A selection of our dynamic machines can be strip, individually blank or coil fed.

Having our very own tooling manufacturer and using machines such as CNC milling, drilling and wire eroding apparatuses, we enjoy total control over the design and production it brings us.

Our in-house metal photochemical etching line can realise intricate designs faster and more efficiently than ever.

Our extensive in-house capabilities allow us to offer bespoke prototype solutions.

We are perfectly equipped for efficient high-volume production speeds up timescales, reducing piece price and also waste.

From efficiency and cost effective, to unique premium and branded options, we offer a wide range of coatings and processes to best fit the application, vision, and style.