World leaders in chemical etching
Typically which ever environment the products are destined for the key requirements remain, and are all available from Photofab. This includes additional finishing processes, for example blackening to remove reflection. The chemical etching process offers high precision parts, which have a burr free finish combined with low cost tooling.
All products are custom designed to suit the customers requirements, whether they are driven by motion control, positioning, sensors or measurement. Key requirements include high accuracy, fine apertures, no burrs and often an additional coating. Due to the bespoke nature of each user’s requirement Photofab offer solutions customized to your individual requirements.
For bespoke metal optical encoder and actuator products the manufacturing technique of choice is Chemical Milling, let us illustrate this in more detail:
Photofab’s optical encoder and actuator components are made from various grades of metal depending on the requirement. With thickness of metal ranging from 10 micron to 1mm. To find out more about the metals available click here.
To find out more about the Photo Etching Process please either contact us on 01480 226699, or take “The Process Tour”.
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