Photochemical etching is used extensively in the prototype to production manufacture of custom perforated meshes as unlike conventional machining technologies it offers unlimited complexity – you only pay for the first hole.
Manufactured in a single piece, etched meshes are slimmer, cleaner and have greater integrity, making them more robust during handling.
Where punch-perforated sheets are prone to distortion, etched mesh is burr and stress-free, with zero material degradation.
We can produce perforated mesh from almost any metal, including those considered hard to machine or highly ‘non-corrosive’ such as titanium and aluminium.
Typical metals include:
- Steel and stainless steels
- Nickel and nickel alloys
- Copper and copper alloys
- Titanium and titanium alloys
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As the chemical etching process removes metal simultaneously, multiple aperture geometries can be incorporated to control flow rates.
Far greater open areas are achievable than with woven meshes, with accuracy to ±0.025mm.
High aesthetic quality
Our etched meshes are 100% scratch-and blemish-free with engraved logos, legends and part numbers incorporated at no additional cost — ideal for decorative and architectural applications.
Why partner with us?
Precision Micro is the world’s leading perforated mesh etching specialist.
Precision Micro is industry accredited, enjoying approved supplier status to many of the global manufacturing concerns we supply.
Benefits at a glance
- Unlimited complexity – you only pay for the first hole
- Mesh sizes to 600mm x 1500mm
- Low-cost tooling
- Stress-and burr-free
- Prototype to production
- 100% scratch-and blemish-free
- Accuracy to ±0.025mm