With traditional machining technologies, complexity equals cost. The tooling for complex components costs more and non-standard materials, thicknesses and grades are more expensive to process.
The geometric complexity and precision tolerances offered by photo etching make it not just a desirable manufacturing process but in some instances the only technology suitable for extreme environment applications.
The video below shows how photo etching compares with traditional machining technologies:
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The basic principles of photo etching can be demonstrated in nine process steps.
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