Plymouth, MA....Tech-Etch specializes in the manufacture of small, light-gauge metal parts through photo chemical etching, a process that produces intricate components with close tolerances. Tech-Etch is setting industry standards fabricating encoders, masks, filters, lead frames, springs, strain gauges, laminations, needles, heat sinks, shields, shutter blades, electron grids, fluidic circuit plates, reticles, drive bands, and shims. Metals that can be etched include Nitinol, Titanium, Tungsten, Molybdenum, Copper Alloys, Beryllium Copper, Stainless Steels, Aluminum, Elgiloy, Niobium, Nickel Alloys, Silver, and Spring Steels, in addition to Polyimide Film. Many of these materials have characteristics that are attractive to the medical industry. Parts range in thickness from .0005” and up. Formed parts are manufactured by combining photo etching for blanking with inexpensive or universal tooling for forming. While providing quick turnaround and low tooling costs, this method produces burr-free parts with intricate and complex shapes. Designs can be proved in preproduction quantities without having to commit to expensive tooling. Laminating, plating, heat treating, and assembly are available in house.
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