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Lead frames

Photo etching has the flexibility and precision required to produce ultra-fine pitch, high pin count lead frames more cost effectively than conventional stamping technology.

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EMI/RFI shielding

Whilst EMI/RFI shielding can be manufactured in a variety of ways, photo etching offers distinct advantages, improving functionality and lowering cost.

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Semiconductor cooling plates

Complex channels and geometries can be photo etched onto individual cooling plates economically, maximising thermal efficiency.

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Squeegee blades

Flat, burr-free squeegee blades can be photo etched to ±0.025mm accuracy. Subsequent in-house electropolishing is available for a smoother surface finish.

Connectors and contacts

2-D and 3-D connectors and contacts can be photo etched from virtually any metal and post-process coated to improve wear resistance and enhance conductivity.

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Shims, gaskets and washers

Photo etched shims, gaskets and washers are accurate to ±0.025mm, flat and burr-free, with no rough edges that could interfere with other mating components.

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Springs, flexures and diaphragms

Photo etching ensures burr and stress-free springs can be manufactured with zero distortion or surface imperfections.

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Benefits at a glance

  • Unrivalled industry know-how
  • The low-risk option – part of a £2 billion global engineering group
  • 44,000 sq ft production etching plant producing over 50 million components annually
  • Repeatability levels approaching Six Sigma standards
  • Added value technologies for single source supply

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See how photo etching works

The basic principles of photo etching can be demonstrated in nine process steps.

Technical guidelines

Created to guide you through designing for the photo etching process, outlining achievable tolerances and component features.

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With backgrounds which include CAD, machining, technical and operations planning, our sales engineers have the photo etching know-how to answer your questions.

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Component samples designed specifically to demonstrate the features and benefits of photo etching.

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