Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defence

Photofabrication have an established background in meeting the needs of the Aerospace and Defence sectors.

This ranges from sub sectors from helicopters and military combat to commercial airlines and corporate requirements. Key needs include full traceability of the raw materials, fully documented and followed process control, fast and reliable deliveries and high levels of quality.

Photofabrication appreciate that the sector constantly faces changing requirements through research and development, or legislation in terms of innovation, quality, speed, etc.


  • Industry Experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • High Level Tolerances
  • SC21 Bronze Award Achieved
  • AS9100 Accreditationin progess

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

For bespoke aerospace / defence 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
  • Over 47 years experience in Photo etching for Aerospace / Defence needs
  • Burr free & Stress free manufacturing method
  • Prototypes – fast turnaround to meet your needs
  • High volume capabilities
  • Various surface finishes available
Typical Products
  • Actuators
  • Apertures
  • Brackets
  • Connectors
  • Contacts
  • Corporate Products
  • Diaphragm
  • Elements
  • Enclosures
  • Encoders
  • Filters
  • Flat Springs
  • Formed Components
  • Instrumentation Dials
  • Keypads
  • Laminations
  • Nameplates
  • Screening Cans
  • Shims
  • Solder Tags
  • Spacer washers
  • Spring Clips
  • Springs
  • Tear Bars
  • And many more
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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