Step-By-Step: Photochemical Machining Process Of Precision Metal Parts From Advanced Metal Etching.
The Photochemical Machining Process Offers Precision And Accuracy Unavailable In Other Processes
We work with your drawing
We work with your drawing, digital or conventional hard copy, to produce an accurate AutoCAD-generated photo tool. This photo tool is a faithful replica of your part, meeting all of your specifications.
We thoroughly clean the metal
We thoroughly clean the metal you have carefully chosen for your part and its intended application.
We apply a photoresist
We apply a photoresist coating to make the metal surface sensitive to light.
We expose the photo tool
We expose the photo tool to the sensitized metal surface with a UV light source, then treat the metal with a developing solution to create a hardened image of the desired part on the metal surface.
We process the metal
We process the metal surface with an etchant to produce the desired design.
We inspect the part
We inspect the part, remove all photoresist, clean the part, inspect it again, then package to prevent damage during shipping.
We treat all waste water
We treat all wastewater and recycle the spent etchant solution, meeting and exceeding all federal, state and local regulations. We employ a waste treatment operator with Class B and Class 1 certifications.