Our etching tabbing guidelines
In order to further increase the precision of components and the ‘flawless look’ of decorative parts,
Photofab ‘tab’ parts into sheets of metal. Tabs are slivers of metal, that serve to retain parts in sheet form. In other words, once completely etched, the components are not ‘loose’ parts, but instead are held into sheet form using these tabs.
Photofab have devised four different tab styles. These are shown below along with features of each.
Tabless parts can be made if required.