Two new specialized Design Guides to Photo Chemical Machining have been extensively updated and expanded and will be of interest to both electrical and mechanical engineers who need precision metal components.
Created for engineers involved in applications for either Mil/Aero or Medical products, these new Guides from Fotofab provide general guidelines to be observed in designing parts to be produced using photochemical etching, a highly precise method of fabricating small metal parts. Each is 24 pages in length, with extensive use of instructional diagrams and industry-specific application photos.
Photochemical machining, also known as chemical etching or acid etching, provides many advantages over traditional metal fabrication methods. These benefits include speed of production, flexibility of complex part geometries, repeatability and cost-effectiveness. Unlike traditional metal stamping and forming, tooling costs are very low. The Guides explain that by designing with an awareness of process capabilities, engineers can minimize the cost and delivery time of small metal parts.
The 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, in relation to the thickness of the material. General guidelines are presented that allow engineers to use popular CAD software to meet these requirements and produce a prototype-ready design.
Fotofab can turn around a prototype from a CAD file in as little as one day. The company is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:200 certified and can handle production quantities with the precision needed by Military-Aerospace and Medical products companies. Fotofab serves customers worldwide with a client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, government facilities as well as startups. Extensive testing services are also available.
For more a copy of either the Mil/Aero or Medical Products Guide, visit www.Fotofab.com or contact: Fotofab, LLC, at: 773.463.6211; Sales@Fotofab.com Fotofab is located at: 3758 W. Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60618.