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Speaker grilles

Metal speaker grilles were once produced exclusively from thick, woven aluminium wire. Photo etching offers a number of aesthetic and functional advantages.

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Tread plates

Unlike traditional pressed tread plates, photo etching can incorporate sharp aperture and directional mesh patterns for back lighting and can be personalised with owners’ names or signatures.

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Nameplates and inlays

Photo etching can be used to surface engrave and emboss intricate, blemish-free tactile surfaces.

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GDI flexures

The burr- and stress-free nature of photo etching means springs actuate longer and more reliably which is vital in safety critical and exacting environments such as in GDI systems.

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ABS flexures

Precision Micro supplies over one million automotive springs each month for a diverse range of applications, including ABS braking, fuel injection and catalytic convertors.

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Fuel cell plates

Precision Micro has long-standing partnerships with a number of leading alternative energy providers who benefit from economic, accurate, burr- and stress-free photo etched fuel cell plates.

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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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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
  • IATF 16949-accredited supplier
  • Repeatability levels approaching Six Sigma standards

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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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