The Design Guides explain why the Fotofab process places no limit on the complexity of a part’s configuration other than the size of the etched features, relative to the thickness of the material.
- Created for those involved in the design or purchase of metal parts.
- Overview of the Fotofab photochemical machining process.
- Provides general guidelines for designing photo-etched parts.
- Engineering and cost advantages of Fotofab photochemical machining
- Design considerations of thin metal parts
- Tips for engineering drawings/sketches
Advantages of Photochemical Machining
Photochemical machining, also known as chemical etching, acid etching or milling, offers many advantages over traditional metal fabrication methods. These benefits include speed of production, flexibility of complex part geometries, repeatability (from prototype to production) and cost effectiveness. Compared to other fabrication methods, tooling costs are especially low.
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Still Can’t Decide?
Are you unsure whether Photo Chemical Machining is right for your project? Check out this resource provided by the Photo Chemical Machining Institute (PCMI), for a more in-depth look at the benefits of our etching process. Click HERE.