Fotofab has acquired a new CBT (Chime Ball Technologies) direct imaging (DI) machine from Technica, USA to optimize its chemical etching process and provide a more advanced level of precision and speed for thin metal parts.
The DI machine features CBT’s patented finger-print technology with LED lighting that enables Fotofab to directly plot the image onto the photoresist with best in class front-to-back registration accuracy. It eliminates the cost and time required to develop a phototool, and substantially increases the speed and accuracy of the side-to-side alignment process. This enables Fotofab to achieve a higher level of precision and tighter tolerances for complex parts with intricate features for applications in aerospace, medical and telecommunications.
“Fotofab’s culture and mission is to be the leader in our industry by providing the highest level of customer service and best quality products to our customers. The acquisition of the digital imager is perfectly in line with our mission,” said Charles Cohen, president of Fotofab. “It allows us to produce parts with smaller features and tighter tolerances quicker and more consistently. These attributes put us in a stronger position to meet and surpass or customers’ requirements.”