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Meshes, filters and sieves

Where punch-perforated sheets are prone to distortion, photo etched mesh is burr- and stress-free, with zero material degradation.

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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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Labels and nameplates

Photo etching can be used to surface engrave or emboss intricate, blemish-free labels and nameplates.

Benefits at a glance

  • Unrivalled industry know-how
  • The low-risk option – part of a £2 billion global engineering group
  • 40,000 sq ft production etching plant producing over 50 million components annually
  • Repeatability levels approaching Six Sigma standards
  • Added-value technologies for single source supply
  • Burr- and stress-free – metal temper and magnetic properties unaffected
  • Lead-times in days, not months
  • Virtually any metal
  • Tolerances to ±0.025mm

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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.

Request samples

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

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