As photo etching machines component features simultaneously, complex mesh designs cost no more to produce than simple ones and counter sinks can be included at no additional cost.
Pacemaker battery grids
Precision Micro photo-etches more intricate titanium anode and cathode battery current collector grids, ensuring reliable energy supply from a smaller footprint.
Pacemaker screening cans
Our micro pacemaker screening cans feature an electrical insulator selectively applied to reduce arcing.
Hearing aid contacts
Micro contact springs used in hearing aid PCBs are stress-free and can be etched to ±0.025mm accuracy.
Medical device electronics
We photo-etch a wide range of electronics components, burr- and stress-free, with clean profiles and no heat-affect, making them ideally suited to the requirements of the medical sector.
Bone saw blades
Precision Micro supplies 1,000s of sagittal and oscillating bone saws each month, machined to ±0.005mm – impossible with laser cutting and grinding.
Medical alloys are characterised by their high strength-to-weight ratio, biocompatibility and corrosion resistance, all attributes which make them difficult to machine using traditional metalworking technologies, and indeed photo etching.
Europe’s largest, fastest and most reliable titanium etching service
Precision Micro specialises in photo etching medical alloys – including 300 series stainless steels, Sandvik strip steels and cobalt-chromium based alloys – and operate Europe’s only dedicated, production titanium etching plant.
Precision Micro manufactures a wide range of medical components, including complex, burr- and stress-free cranial and dental implants, ultra-thin cathode battery current collector grids and sagittal and oscillating bone saw blades with tight tolerance teeth.
Photo etching is an extremely clean and precise process. Tightly controlled chemistry selectively removes metal, atom-by-atom, to tolerances a quarter of a diameter of a human hair, and without recast layers. Parts can be packaged in clean-room conditions to reduce environmental contaminants.
Prototype to volume – fast
Photo etching uses the same low-cost digital tooling for prototyping and production, meaning clinical trials can be conducted economically and products get to market faster.
Custom, in-house solutions
Combining photo etching with wire electro discharge machining means we can cut medical instruments to tighter tolerances. We can remove metal micro-crevices can be removed by electropolishing, giving medical devices thirty times more corrosion resistance.
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.