Photo Etching is flexible,
highly accurate and cost
effective at any volume.
The photo etching process is known by many names,
including chemical etching, acid etching and photo
chemical machining (PCM).
Photo chemical etching, a precise and versatile manufacturing process, offers a plethora of benefits and features that make it a preferred method for creating intricate metal components across various industries. This process boasts numerous advantages and can manufacture a wide array of metal components with exceptional precision and detail.
Features of Chemical Etching:
- Precision and Accuracy: Chemical etching allows for the creation of highly precise and accurate components with tight tolerances. It achieves fine details and intricate patterns with consistency across production batches.
- Material Versatility: This method is compatible with various metals, including stainless steel, copper, brass, nickel, and alloys like nickel silver. Such versatility permits manufacturers to select the ideal material for specific applications while benefiting from the precision of the etching process.
- Complex Geometries: Chemical etching excels at producing components with intricate and complex shapes, enabling the creation of designs that might be challenging or impossible to achieve through conventional machining methods.
- Scalability: The process is adaptable for both small-scale prototyping and large-scale production runs without significant alterations in setup or tooling. This scalability makes it cost-effective for diverse batch sizes.
- Minimal Material Stress: Unlike some traditional machining methods, chemical etching induces minimal stress on the metal, preserving its structural integrity. This characteristic is particularly advantageous for materials prone to distortion or hardening during machining.
- Cost-Efficient Tooling: Chemical etching eliminates the need for expensive tooling, such as molds or dies, reducing initial setup costs. Digital modifications to designs can be made without altering physical tools, making it more cost-effective for design iterations
Utilising flat sheet metal to manufacture high quality and accurate parts and components for a variety of businesses and industries, Qualitetch offers the very best service possible in the marketplace.
As well as providing businesses with their components within a short timescale, the method of production allows for high levels of accuracy, minimal margins for error, and is also cost-effective in both high and low volume orders. Depending on your choice of material and thickness of the metals used, the level of accuracy we are able to achieve can be assured from within +-0.010mm tolerances.