Europe's leading photo chemical etching specialist
Precision Micro is one of the world’s few production photo etching specialists, producing more than 50 million components each year for industry-leading names.
The UK’s first established photo etching company, we have unrivalled technical know-how, achieving multiple industry firsts and setting the standard for accuracy and repeatability.
Precision Micro is backed by £2 billion global engineering group, Meggitt PLC, enabling the depth of resource to meet world-class levels of product quality, productivity, competitiveness and continuous improvement.
Why partner with us?
Unrivalled industry know-how
Precision Micro has pioneered photo etching for over half a century, setting the standard for accuracy and repeatability following continual investment in new technologies and proprietary methods.
Our 10-strong technical team includes PhD and degree-qualified engineers, metallurgists and chemists, pioneers of advanced production techniques for components and materials once thought too difficult—even impossible—to photo etch.
Precision Micro is the only photo etching company accredited to AS 9100, TS 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, so you can rely on the stability and capability of our processes. Our robust quality systems are underpinned by a continuous quality improvement programme which ensures repeatability levels approaching Six Sigma standards.
Highest production capacity in Europe
At 44,000 sq ft, our state-of-the-art photo etching plant offers the largest sheet etching capacity in Europe.
- class 10,000 clean room
- cut-sheet lamination for blemish-free components
- laser direct imaging for finer components
- Europe’s only dedicated production titanium etching line
- product-specific manufacturing cells
- best-in-class in-house metrology facility covering material hardness and mechanical properties, surface roughness measurement, materials analysis and dimensional accuracy measurement
Specialist in hard-to-machine metals
Precision Micro specialises in etching proprietary super-alloys which exhibit excellent mechanical strength, resistance to thermal creep deformation, good surface stability and resistance to corrosion or oxidation.
We are the only production titanium etching specialist in Europe and can photo etch aluminium to accuracy levels 100% greater than the industry standard.
Over 2,000 raw material variants in stock
Precision Micro stocks the widest range of standard and specialist material types and grade in thicknesses from 0.010mm-1.5mm and in sheet sizes up to 600mm x 1500mm – the largest in the industry.
Incoming material can be analysed in-house using X-ray fluorescent (XRF) to ensure chemical composition conforms to material certificates.
Global technical support
As an international business delivering to over 30 countries, Precision Micro has sales offices and partners in locations that enable us to respond quickly to customer requirements. Our sales engineering team has first-hand knowledge of the photo etching process and can advise on design parameters that produce first class results and lower cost manufacturing.
Added value technologies
Precision Micro offers a number of additional in-house services – including wire EDM, electroforming, electropolishing, forming and finishing – which can be combined with photo etching to produce components with greater accuracy, unique characteristics and improved functionality, reducing customers’ supplier base and time-to-market.
Precision Micro is well-invested, backed by £2 billion global engineering group Meggitt PLC. This depth of resource enables us to deliver the levels of product quality, productivity and competitiveness expected by global business.