Etched Metal Washers

11 June, 2013

Doesn’t sound like the most exciting of topics but having supplied thickness critical etched metal washers for some of the cars racing in the F1 in Canada at the weekend and it suddenly becomes a bit more interesting.  The care and precision for the metal components is amazing, we even etched the part numbers and […]


That’s more like it

29 May, 2013

Spent a great weekend in the sunshine by the coast, used the time to explain to my in-laws the pros and cons of chemical milling.  Amazing how many day to day objects include chemically etched metal components, from keys on the ATM machine to electrical connectors. Sounds a bit geeky but was actually pretty interesting, […]


Road Trip

21 May, 2013

A certain Mr Ingram and I are hitting the road today, if anyone has any ideas for car games do get in touch.  Wonder if we will end up playing find a customer, essentially phoning numbers on the sides of trucks and seeing if they are interested in etched metal components, flat and formed don’t […]


Etched Wedding Items

14 May, 2013

Did you know that a big craze sweeping the nation is to have your wedding invitations etched out of stainless steel.  Makes a great first impression, but more than that means your wedding will be remembered more that your friends.  Sounds like a very competitive view but this is the feedback, wonder whether that is […]


Happy Labour Day

1 May, 2013

Just a quick message to the numerous customers we have in France, hope you are enjoying your public holiday and look forward to seeing more etched metal part enquiries upon your return. I would add some  French but it wouldn’t be pretty:)


Etched Metal Widgets

26 April, 2013

Don’t you just love it when you get an enquiry for etched “widgets”, I say that because one could easily see what the item was as it had a brand all over it but the drawing states etched “widget” so this is what we are making. Even a conversation about the etched widgets with the […]


Go London

17 April, 2013

With the horrible scenes at Boston on Monday a big hats off for the attitude towards these people who cause such devastation.  I understand the marathon will go ahead, life must go on and there are a number of runners who will be wearing their Boston T-shirts as a sign of respect. Will also be […]


Spring is here, sort of

10 April, 2013

This weekend is the start of spring and the end of the mucky weather, when you can combine temperature in double figures with the start of the US Masters Golf tournament, happy days all round. An iconic event in honesty, the course sets up beautifully with the lush vibrant colours.  We actually tried to colour […]


A Great Effort

4 April, 2013

When requested to put together a 150mm high stack of bespoke laminations with interacting features utilising electrical steel we thought this could be interesting.  Our experts here at Photofabrication managed to design jigs to hold the chemically etched components in place allowing the specialist photo etching resist to bond.  The reist doubles up as a […]


Photo Etching Vs Chemical Milling

27 March, 2013

OK, let me clarify this one.  Up to this point there have been many companies who use chemical milling to manufacture thin metal components, and there are also companies who use etching to produce thin metal components. So what is the difference?  To be honest, there really is no difference.  Photo etching, chemical milling, chemical […]