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 […]


Metal Business Cards

20 March, 2013

Got some excellent feedback on etched metal business cards, how the customer gave these cards out 2 years ago and they got a call from someone who did not have the need at the time but kept it anyway because being a metal card they looked so impressive. Food for thought?


Photo Etching Steel

15 March, 2013

Had an interesting query yesterday, a customer who ordered some prototype chemically etched stainless steel shims was asking if we knew anyone who could manufacture shims in hard and tempered carbon steel.  Now there was an easy one to solve, the customer thought you couldn’t etch metal which can rust. Still amazes me the number of […]


Encoder Discs

12 March, 2013

Do you know how many different types of encoder discs there are?  Was researching of late and many are photo etched / chemically milled due to the fine detail achievable through the process.  You can get linear etched encoders, round etched encoders, incremental etched encoders to name but a few. Their function down to the […]


Deer Cull

7 March, 2013

Apparently we need a deer cull in East Anglia, seems a shame but as long as the deer does not go to waste, absolutely love venison:)


Newmarket Races, some set up

6 March, 2013

Spent yesterday at Newmarket Racecourse, meeting some new contacts and a few seminar sessions.  First time I have been there and what a set up, very enjoyable day with some interesting people.  Jeff, I hope you do manage to get through to the Russians (private joke).


Beg your pardon

22 February, 2013

OK, sitting working away yesterday afternoon when I heard Sarah say “Good afternoon, can I speak to Santa” Forgot where I was for a minute, especially when it must have been put through to voice mail and Sarah continues “Message for Santa…” expected this to continue with “Writing my list, checking it twice…”