3D Simulation For Form Tooling

9 June, 2016

Photofabrication has developed a new, fully digital, process to design, test and manufacture forming tools. Historically, form tools would have been manufactured by a skilled tool-maker, on a trial and error basis. Working iteratively, the toolmaker would have needed to form the first blank and take detailed measurements; if incorrect, the toolmaker would have needed […]


2000 Stars Make RSC’s Swan Wing Shine Bright

Photofabrication has supplied 2,000 stainless steel stars for a permanent art installation at the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The piece, entitled, ‘For all Time’ is the creation of Brighton-based artist and designer, Steven Follen. Steven has worked with Photofabrication on projects in the past. He approached the chemical etching specialists […]


Digital Universal Tooling

8 June, 2016

Photofabrication has developed a simple process that enables the forming of certain sheet metal components through the use of a bespoke universal hard tool. Through this process, we are able to adjust to suit 0 – 180 degree bends as well as adjust to suit 0 – 100mm bend lengths (edge of part to required […]


Non-hazardous Gold Etching Service

30 November, 2015

Photofab has launched another new service and is now offering chemical etching of gold. While this is not new within the PCM industry, our method is undertaken without the use of hazardous chemicals. The new technique uses an electrolytic rather than chemical etching process, typically utilising a simple saline solution as the electrolyte. Industrial demand […]