As well as the rapid and flexible solution Etch-tech provides for your flat precision components, you can take advantage of our expertise in manufacturing 3D (formed) parts. 
photo etched parts that have been formed making the most of chemically etched parts for the customer

Half-etched fold lines or hard-formed bends 

Having the choice between half etched fold lines or hard formed bends gives you the flexibility no other process can offer. If half etched bend lines are not suitable for your application we often offer fully formed parts utilising form tools from our extensive tool library, thereby reducing your non recurring charges. 
photoetched components formed making the most of photofabrication to give you half etch fold lines and hard forming

Low cost, high quality tooling 

On occasions when suitable tooling is not available we would be pleased to quote for job specific tools manufactured in our onsite tool room, at a fraction of the cost of complex progression tools. Etch Tech’s large investment in a tool room and fly presses has enabled us to offer low cost, high quality tooling in short lead times to our customers. 
using fly presses to form chemically milled parts and etched components

Experienced Toolmakers at Etch Tech 

Our toolmakers have extensive experience in forming all types and tempers of metals including spring temper stainless steel allowing you complete freedom of design. We now offer 3D printed tools manufactured in house by our dedicated graphics team. This results in shorter lead times and cheaper tooling costs on forming jobs. 
tool making for forming photo etch components in our fully equipped tool room at etch tech

Fully equipped Tool Room at Etch Tech 

As Etch Tech has invested in both a Tool Room and our own in house Tool Makers this allows us to manufacture very quick and simple tooling to reduce cost and speed up parts to our customers to keep cost down during Prototypes stages. This also allows us to be more knowledgeable when the Customer requires the full tooling of their parts. 
Etch Tech's tool room is able to provide forming and finishing services, of etched metal component products, including the following: 
Aerospace components 
Deep drawn components 
Metal prototypes, components and assemblies 
Over moulding 
Precision Forming 
Sheet metal forming 
Spot welding including micro spot welding 
Tape & reel packaging 
Tool making + 3D printed tool making 
Wire erosion 
Benefits of the Photofabrication Process for Formed Components : 
Apertures on both sides as the etchant works on both sides of the metal 
Burr & Stress-free manufacturing method 
Custom parts – you design it – we make it! 
Cost-effective Prototyping 
Etch Tech can call on more than 30 years experience in the photo chemical etching of metal components 
High Accuracy 
Low cost tooling 
Industry leading lead times from inception to delivered components 
Prototypes – fast turnaround to meet your needs 
Scalable through Short Run to High Volume 
To find out more about our Photo Etching Process please email, or contact us on 01480 435 548 

Get a Fast Track Quote 

Tell us about your photo chemical etching requirements today and get a fast track quote. We aim to respond to requests within 4 hours of receipt of your contact, 24 hours guaranteed! 

Consult with our design team now! 

Wondering if chemical milling is right for your project? Consult with our team of experienced designers today and we can begin working together! 
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