Short Explanation of the Photo Chemical Etching Process
- You send your print
to us and your drawing is electronically manipulated and sent to
a photo plotter, creating the photo tool (film) for your part
- Metal is cut into sheets,
scrubbed, coated with light sensitive polymer (resist) and your
film exposed on it.
- The sheet is developed,
removing resist around your parts.
- The sheet is run through
a conveyerized etching machine which dissolves the metal not covered
- Your parts, now etched
to your specifications are put in an alkaline stipping bath to remove
- Parts are dried and
sent to QC for inspection, further work (plating, forming, etc.)
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