Precision Micro has pioneered the use of photo etching for over 50 years and during this time secured its position as one of the world’s leading practitioners.
Today, photo etching, while still considered a niche metal metalworking process, is growing extremely quickly in becoming the “go-to” technology for intricate, often safety critical, precision metal components with high accuracy from almost any metal.
Precision Micro is aware that while now used – and sometimes kept secret! – by industry leading names looking to gain competitive advantage or differentiation for their products, photo etching is sometimes not understood sufficiently by some as a viable manufacturing solution. Precision Micro is keen to educate design engineers and manufacturers alike in order to make them aware of the numerous advantages of photo etching as an alternative to more traditional sheet metal metalworking.
With this in mind, the company has launched a new website with in-depth content to illustrate the significant attributes of the technology.
Precision Micro’s aim is to have the most comprehensive resource available to companies interested in finding out more about the general use, benefits and features of photo etching, or looking to understand its viability for specific projects and applications.
Website features include:
- A step by step description of how the technology works
- Technical guidelines for use by design engineers
- Technical and objective articles that outline achievable features and benefits
- Case studies highlighting specific real-time applications
- Articles benchmarking the technology against traditional metalworking such as stamping, laser cutting and water jet cutting
- Details of added-value technologies also available from Precision Micro
- Details of materials that can be processed and a full material stock list
Lee Weston, Marketing Manager at Precision Micro says, “We are proud to have collated such a definitive resource of information pertaining to photo etching and hope designers find this useful when looking to specify the most suitable metal machining technology for their requirements.”
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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.