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 the design has been finalised, and the 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 precision components.
Any trace of UV photo-resist are then removed once the process has been completed – and the chemically etched parts then taken to our QA technicians for final 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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