OpticalThe optical sector can be viewed in a number of ways, the preferred view is to split the sector between the “eye” care element (e.g. contact lens development, laser eye surgery, medical requirements, etc) and the products designed and manufactured for use with the eye (e.g. camera’s, encoder disks, motion control, positioning, measurement, etc). Both elements require high quality levels, traceability of manufacture, fast & reliable lead times, stress & burr free components and full confidentiality.

This positions Photofabrication as your ideal supplier, with large sums invested to ensure we have the latest technology combined with vast technical experience in the chemical etching industry we really are your complete photo etching supplier. Photofabrication have developed a robust service which not only includes the etching but also the finishing processes, including:

  • Electro Plating (numerous specifications)
  • Chemical Blackening / Zinc and Black Passivation
  • Heat treatment
  • Forming (both dedicated and universal hard form tooling)
  • And many more, please ask us.

Photofabrication offer the highest level of customer service, including a dedicated account manager, high precision components and industry leading lead times.

For bespoke optical components the manufacturing technique of choice is Chemical Milling, let us illustrate this in more detail:

Main Benefits of Chemical Milling :

  • Low cost tooling
  • High accuracy
  • Customised parts – you design it – we make it! (Guidelines available)
  • Various apertures, shapes and bar combinations
  • Variable bar heights
  • Full Tool making and Forming capabilities
  • Over 40 years experience in Photo etching for optical sector needs
  • Burr free & Stress free manufacturing method
  • Prototypes – fast turnaround to meet your needs
  • High volume capabilities
  • Various surface finishes available

To find out more about the Photo Etching Process please either contact us on 01480 226699, or take “The Process Tour”.

Tell us about your requirements