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etch

[ech]
(graphic arts)
To incise lines on a plate of metal, glass, or other material by covering it with an acid-resistant coating, scratching through the coating, and then permitting an acid bath to erode exposed parts of the plate.
(metallurgy)
To corrode the surface of a metal in order to reveal its composition and structure.

etch

1. To cut away the surface of glass or metal with a strong acid or by abrasive action, usually in a decorative pattern.
2. To remove the surface of cast stone with acid to expose the aggregate.
3. To alter the surface texture of porcelain enamel by chemical attack.

etch

To create a design in a material by digging out the material. The circuit designs on printed circuit boards and chips are etched by acid. See chip and printed circuit board.
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Beyond Korea, companies in Taiwan, Japan and other regions are expressing interest in the Primo SSC AD-RIE etcher.
The level of effects varied, Etcher said, noting that while the blue-green group recipients were largely reported by caregivers as showing improvement, a few showed little to no effect from the treatments.
We've been here before and we know how important it is to stay focused and stay composed and remain organized until the end," said Etcher, who played despite nursing a sore left hamstring.
This is what we've worked four years for," Etcher said.
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Etcher, who had scored all five of ECR's goals in league play before Wednesday, delivered several crosses in the penalty area in the first half that just missed connecting with teammates or were intercepted by Chatsworth goalkeeper Dana Moreno.
18 micron dry etch requirements, the Mask Etcher III introduces mask making performance specifications for the next production node at less than .
We played a game in these conditions last year versus Chatsworth, so we had something to go on," said Etcher, whose sliding goal in the 53rd minute gave ECR a 1-0 West Valley League victory Wednesday against host Birmingham of Lake Balboa.
But Quinn's quick strike and goals by Etcher in the last 30 seconds of the first half and the first five minutes of the second were too much for Sylmar to overcome.
The company also installed a new pumice scrubber system to reduce the amount of corrosive chemistry used to prep circuit boards for subsequent chemical processing steps and a new etcher, which will reduce ammonia emissions.
Despite play being severely hampered by a driving rainstorm, Katie Etcher managed to sneak a shot past Chatsworth goalkeeper Dana Moreno in the 45th minute to lead top-seed ECR to a 1-0 victory, its 29th in a row in the postseason.