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Comprehensive Guide to Photo Chemical Machining


Find out why photochemical machining is the fabrication process OEMs rely on for precision metal parts.

Chemical milling, photochemical milling, photo etching - the existence of so many similar terms makes understanding the technology behind them confusing. Actually, all of these names describe the exact same process, and once engineers and designers have a chance to learn more about it, they can see why photo chemical machining is perfect for precise thin gauge metal parts.

Applications for etched components range from aerospace, medical and electronics to RF & microwave, filtration and energy storage. In every case, the small scale and precision of the photo chemically machined component parts is critical for the performance of the final product.

In this complete guide to photo chemical machining, you’ll learn:

  • The ten simple steps in the photo chemical machining process.
  • The reasons why you should use photo chemical machining (Hint: it has several advantages over other metal fabrication processes).
  • The types of metals we can work with.
  • The industries we serve.

In addition, the Comprehensive Guide covers:

  • Specifications and tolerances
  • Design rules
  • Photo etching cost factors
  • Comparisons to other fabricating processes