Manufacturing the impossible: Chemical etching the metals conventional machining finds too difficult

chemical etching phototooling

The use of inexpensive and easily reworked photo-tools in chemical etching allows for design configurations not typically possible with other metal fabrication methods.

Etched aluminium grille

Precision Micro is AS 9100 accredited, the quality management system standard required to supply the world’s leading aerospace, space, and defence businesses. Etched aluminium aerospace applications include light-weight helicopter air intake grilles (pictured) and heat transfer plates used in aircraft dehumidifiers and engines.

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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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