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.
Your ISO 13485-accredited photo etching partner
Metals and alloys for medical applications 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 etching medical metals and alloys – including 316 stainless steel and Sandvik strip steels – and operate Europe’s only production titanium etching plant.
We manufacture a wide range of medical components, including complex, burr- and stress-free cranial and dental implants, ultra-thin cathode battery current collector grids used in pacemakers, sagittal and oscillating bone saw blades with tight tolerance teeth, and critical sensor and valve components used in ventilators.
Photo etching is a clean and precise process. Tightly controlled chemistry selectively removes metal, atom-by-atom, without recast layers and to tolerances a quarter of a diameter of a human hair. Parts can be post-cleaned and packaged in our in-house class 10,000 clean-room 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. Micro-crevices can be removed by electropolishing giving medical devices thirty times more corrosion resistance.