About Newcut

Founded in 1970 in New York's Finger Lakes Region, Newcut is recorded as one of the nation's first photochemical etching processors.

For 50 years we have maintained our position as a leader in photo chemical machining technology with a reputation for exceptional quality, accuracy and service.

Today, Newcut continues to develop groundbreaking chemical etching services and to etch complex parts with exciting new materials.

The Newcut Difference

It takes more than age to be an industry leader. That's why we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, quality and precision.

We have etched dozens of materials, so we know what it takes to produce the parts you need. Our R&D specialists help our clients find solutions for their most intricate parts.

Newcut’s short lead times, cutting-edge equipment, and ability to etch special metals like Inconel® 625 make Newcut the ultimate provider for PCE parts of the highest quality, for every industry.


Continuous Improvement

Newcut is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge, as demonstrated by our continuous improvements:

2018 - AS9100D with ISO 9001 Certified
2018 - Built a brand new facility with brand new equipment
2019 - Acquired LED exposure machine for superior developing

Etching For any Industry

Our experience in dozens of industries gives us powerful insights into our clients' requirements. We share our knowledge with every client to ensure their parts meet even the toughest demands of their industry.

The industries for which we commonly etch parts include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Architectural
  • Commercial
  • Decorative
  • Electronics
  • Medical / Dental
  • Military

Our People


Carey Chen

Carey joined Incodema and Newcut in August 2020, after serving Cincinnati Incorporated as Executive Chairman and President since 2015. Immediately prior, he was VP of Hypertherm, Inc. and held various executive roles including GM - Light Industrial Business, CFO, and CIO. Earlier in his career, he served as VP - Finance for Wiremold | Legrand; VP & CFO for Bayliner Marine Corporation; and held various financial planning and strategic development roles for AlliedSignal, Inc. Carey is currently serving his second term as Treasurer of the American Welding Society.


Illa Burbank

Illa was the Chief Financial Officer for all Incodema Group of Companies prior to being named President of Incodema and Newcut in 2017.  Prior to joining Incodema as a newly formed company in 2001, she was a Commercial Loan Officer.  Illa was instrumental in the acquisition of Newcut in 2011 and the start-up of Incodema 3D in 2012.  She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Ithaca College.  Illa is very active in the Ithaca community serving on several Board of Directors as well as a leader in Girl and Boy Scouts.  Illa is also the Founder and President of IthacaSTEM Advocates.

General Manager

Pete Engel

Pete is the General Manager and has been with Newcut for more than 34 years with roles including Process Engineer, Quality Manager, Engineering Manager. Pete earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University at Buffalo. He is a Historic Interpreter with the Genesee Country Village & Museum.

Ready to see how Newcut can help you produce your precision parts faster and more cost-effectively?