Benefits at a glance
- European supply
- 50% lead time reduction
- Unlimited complexity – you only pay for the first hole
- No hard tooling
- Low-cost design iterations – fast
- Burr-and stress-free
- Accuracy to ±0.025mm
Pre-contoured from medical grade titanium, craniomaxillofacial implants must be malleable enough to contour whilst remaining strong. These attributes can be compromised by traditional machining technologies which induce stresses and burrs.
Photo etching causes no work-hardening or thermal distortion and produces flat, uniform meshes without bends and kinks. This makes it the only suitable process for titanium implant mesh manufacture.
Europe’s largest, fastest and most reliable titanium etching service
As Europe’s largest, fastest and most reliable titanium etching supplier, medical OEMs benefit from local engineering support and reduce the cost of sourcing outside Europe. Lead times are measured in days, not weeks or months.
As photo etching machines component features simultaneously, complex mesh designs cost no more to produce than simple ones and countersinks can be included at no additional cost.
Prototype to volume – fast
Using digital tooling, we prototype mesh designs quickly, adapt them at little cost and have them production-ready in a matter of hours.
Photo etching is an extremely clean and precise process. Tightly controlled chemistry selectively removes metal, atom-by-atom, to tolerances the quarter of a diameter of a human hair.
Materials and finishing
Precision Micro etch all grades of titanium – including ASTM F67 – to 1mm thick. Meshes can be anodised to colour-code their thickness and strength.
- Craniomaxillofacial implants
- Dental membranes
- Orbital plates
Want to know more?
The basic principles of photo etching can be demonstrated in nine process steps.
Created to guide you through designing for the photo etching process, outlining achievable tolerances and component features.
With backgrounds which include CAD, machining, technical and operations planning, our sales engineers have the photo etching know-how to answer your questions.