The scientific sector shares many similarities with that of life sciences.

They both look at the field of science, are complex & constantly evolving requiring high degrees of research and development.


  • Latest technology combined with vast technical experience

The scientific sector as we view it here is more targeted to instrumentation and the tools / apparatus used to gather and evaluate research.

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
  • Heat treatment
  • Forming (both dedicated and universal hard form tooling)
  • Ability to trial more than one design on a graphic tool
  • 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.

Typical Products

  • Actuators
  • Apertures
  • Brackets
  • Connectors
  • Contacts
  • Diaphragms
  • Elements
  • Encoders
  • Evaporation Masks
  • Filters
  • Flat Springs
  • Formed Components
  • Frames
  • Fuel Cell Plates
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Instrumentation Dials
  • Laminations
  • Leadframes
  • Masks
  • Meshes
  • Overlays
  • Plates
  • Retainers
  • RFI Shield
  • Screens
  • Shadow Masks
  • Shims
  • Solder Tags
  • Spacers
  • Stencils
  • Tear Bars

And many more

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

  • 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 47 years experience in Photo etching for scientific 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”.

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