deep-etch

deep-etch

[¦dēp ′ech]
(graphic arts)
The etching of an offset printing plate so that the printing area becomes slightly recessed, thereby leading to sharper definition and longer life on press.
(metallurgy)
Severe etching of a metal surface to reveal gross features, such as abnormal grain size, segregation, or cracks, at magnifications of 10 diameters or less. Also known as macroetching.
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However, the mold plate production using LIGA technology, which includes using X-ray lithography with deep-etch synchrotron radiation, electroforming molding, and replica molding, is both complex and costly.
The fully automatic A601E deep-etch tool is available as an R&D and production version.
With the aid of a technique called deep-etch electron microscopy, developed by John E.
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In this situation, Vynagrip was the ideal solution as its cushioning properties give added underfoot comfort while its deep-etched surface makes it highly slip resistant (to standard DIN 51130--RID.
For the images, the clear crystal was deep-etched several points per inch and deep-carved for key portions of the image.
His first clear memory dates back to 1951, when he was four, and key events of the decade, like the Coronation in 1953, are 'deep-etched' on his memory.
Dixie Graphics manufactures chemically deep-etched zinc ADA-compliant signage for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities.
Despite featuring a 114-day voyage down a treacherous waterway, indoor scenes consistently trump the outdoor ones: A low-angle shot from the floor of a tomb of such manmade artifacts as huge, soaring columns is immediately readable, while natural vistas of waterfalls or deep-etched canyons appear flattened when indifferently photographed from the air or from convenient nearby riverbanks.
The deep-etched scanning electron micrographs shown on p.