Photochemical Etching of Mil-Aero Components
Whether carrying commercial passengers in transit or protecting military personnel safeguarding the country, modern aerospace and defense applications require innovative metal parts manufactured from high-quality alloys to withstand extreme conditions. Develop high-performance products for these sectors with precision metal component fabrication solutions from Fotofab.
We offer specialty build-to-print, custom fabrication, prototyping and consulting services to industry manufacturers and their suppliers. From seals and shims to instrument dials and pointers, our talented engineers work with your team to manufacture metal parts that accommodate your scope, budget, and timeline.
Our capabilities include:
- Photochemical etching
- Titanium etching
- Exotic metal etching
- Metal tooling
- Metal forming/bending
- Metal finishing
- Wire electrical discharge machining
- Diffusion bonding
- Laser cutting
- Custom packaging
- Rapid prototyping
Photochemical Etching of High-Performance and Exotic Alloys
At Fotofab, we specialize in the photochemical etching of high-performance and exotic alloys commonly used for defense, military and aerospace applications. Examples include 300 series Stainless Steels, Titanium-based alloys, Nickel-based alloys, Copper-based alloys, and Brass-based alloys. These metals exhibit high strength, corrosion resistance, and extreme temperature resilience.
Photochemical etching is a precise process that allows for extremely tight tolerances and configurations not possible with traditional metal fabrication methods. A photographically prepared mask is applied to the work surface, which protects the underlying base metal. Tightly controlled chemistry then removes metal atom by atom, resulting in parts exact to print.
With a variety of fabrication capabilities and decades of experience, our team can manufacture a wide array of military, defense and aerospace parts. Examples include finger stock EMI gaskets, formed metal enclosures for hybrid electronic circuits, contacts and connectors, UHF/microwave antennas, board-level EMI/RFI shields, shielded enclosures with snap-on lids, seals, shims and much more.
We fabricate products from custom specifications, from engineering, research, tooling and design integration, Fotofab can manufacture obsolete replacement parts or create prototypes from the ground up quickly and affordably.
Quality is our top priority. We purchase material from reputable suppliers, verify compliance upon arrival, confirm accuracy with precision testing and audit completed orders prior to shipment.
ITAR, AS9100D, and ISO 9001:2015-certified Manufacturer
As an ITAR, AS9100D, and ISO 9001:20015-certified manufacturer and service provider, Fotofab is dedicated to exceeding customer requirements in the production and on-time delivery of high-quality military, defense and aerospace devices.
Contact us for more information about our military, defense and aerospace industry manufacturing solutions.
Fotofab is proud to be SAM approved!