Due to the high conductivity of Copper, the metal is often used for electrical, automotive and transmission components. One of its primary uses is for wiring and harnesses, especially within the automotive industry where many electrical components are manufactured from copper using the photo etching process.
The metal is cleaned once your design has been finalised, and the metal sheet covered with UV sensitive photo-resist before printing your design. The metal is then taken through a chemical bath with ferric chloride, which acid etches the design from the metal sheet to produce your finished precision components.
Any trace of UV photo-resist remaining is stripped and removed once the etching process has been completed – and your chemically etched metal parts are taken to our QA technicians for final dimensional approval.
Qualitetch offers a quick and efficient turnaround, even for the highest of demands, with a high level of accuracy and quality. If you would like more information on the photo chemical etching process of copper, please contact the team on 01354 658787.
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