Our hearts are with those working the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fotofab remains fully operational with room to grow production. We have worked with design engineers of medical devices and surgical equipment for decades, and we welcome the many wonderful non-traditional companies now turning their attention to fighting the coronavirus. Together our production and quality teams are working tirelessly to fabricate metal parts to aid in the relief effort. We make precision, sometimes unassuming, parts for complex applications from implantable devices to the Space Station. Fotofab parts are currently being used in medical devices used for COVID-19 testing and ventilators used in hospitals across the nation. We are dedicated to filling supply chain gaps and completing customer needs around the world.
Standards & Certifications You Can Trust
For over 50 years, Fotofab's mission has been to improve the photochemical etching process and guarantee high-quality products are delivered to you, our customer. Keeping in line with this, we have built a strong quality team with state-of-the-art inspection equipment. Our employees have years of engineering and manufacturing experience along with leading expertise in our field. This commitment to quality has led us to:
- ISO 9001:2015 certification
- RoHS3 compliance
Photochemical Etched Parts for Ventilators & Medical Devices
Fotofab manufactures metal parts for ventilators and COVID-19 testing devices. We use a process known as photochemical etching to etch precision parts from thin metal for the medical industry. Standard and custom parts for essential medical procedure devices and instruments are available for delivery within 5 business days. Our quoting and order entry team are working remotely while our production and quality staff remain onsite to collectively manufacture ventilator parts safely and quickly. While parts for ventilator are high on everyone’s list, Fotofab is also manufacturing critical parts for masks and testing devices, including RF shields, washers, filters, flat springs, shims, and clips. Prototyping is quick and easy with our process and our engineers are ready to discuss your project.
- COVID-19 testing devices
- Essential medical procedure devices/instruments
- Defense detection
- Telecommunication components
Fotofab offers many value-added services as a secondary to our photochemically etched metal parts. After a part is fabricated, we offer in-house forming and 4-slide, numerous plating and finishing options, as well as custom packaging. Diffusion (vacuum) bonding is another service we offer, which has the capability to allow smaller features in thicker material, as in medical device capillaries. This is not possible with the laser cutting process and is too time-consuming with machining.
We work with OEMs to deliver ready to use parts that are exact to print. In these stressful times, our team is doubling down to get quotes back within 2 business days and delivering parts in as little as 3 business days.
The metal used in our photochemical etching process is sourced from the United States and manufactured in our Chicago location.