Phosphor bronze chemical etching is a highly versatile and adaptable material for manufacturing your quality precision metal parts.
Here at Qualitetch, we offer phosphor bronze photo etching services to our customers. This material is incredibly useful across a full range of applications.
We ensure that the highest engineering standards you expect are maintained to ensure your metal components are supplied to your drawing requirements, and we have a proven track record of quality and customer satisfaction amongst our worldwide customer base.
Components manufactured using this metal type include: Electrical contacts, electrical terminals, centre conductors, shims & spring contacts and we also manufacture many other metal component products all bespoke to your customer drawings.
Phosphor bronze can also be offered to include plating & finishing with many different finishes offered including tin plate and silver plate typically, and all delivered to the highest quality with X-ray certification and FAIR first article or PPAP level inspection reporting available if required.
Phosphor bronze is an alloy made primarily of copper, tin and phosphorus. It is renowned for its strength, resistance, to corrosion and excellent electrical conductivity. Due to these qualities phosphor bronze finds ranging applications across industries. One notable use of this alloy involves a manufacturing technique called chemical etching which allows for intricate designs to be etched onto the surface of the material. This process paves the way for an array of products with purposes.
Chemical etching involves removing material from a metals surface using a chemical solution. In the case of phosphor bronze this method yields results due to its specific chemical composition. The presence of tin and phosphorus in phosphor bronze forms a protective oxide layer on its surface rendering it highly resistant to corrosion and thus suitable for chemical etching.
One significant application resulting from phosphor bronze chemical etching is the production of components. The exceptional conductivity of phosphor bronze makes it an ideal choice for applications where reliable electrical connections are paramount. Through etching techniques precise patterns such as circuitry or connectors can be created on phosphor bronze sheets. These components find utility, in electronics, telecommunications and other industries where dependable electrical connectivity plays a role.