Fotofab Design Guide
NEW! FOTOFAB DESIGN GUIDE
TO PHOTO CHEMICAL MACHINING
The third edition or our Design Guide to Photo Chemical Machining has been extensively updated and expanded, for both electrical and mechanical engineers.
- Created for those involved in the design or purchase of metal parts
- 24 pages, with extensive use of illustrations
- Overview of the Fotofab photochemical machining process
- Provides general guidelines for designing photo-etched parts
- Engineering and cost advantages of Fotofab photochemical machining
- Design considerations of thin metal parts
- Tips for engineering drawings/sketches
Photochemical machining, also known as chemical etching, acid etching or milling, offers many advantages over traditional metal fabrication methods. These benefits include speed of production, flexibility of complex part geometries, repeatability (from prototype to production) and cost effectiveness. Compared to other fabrication methods, tooling costs are especially low.
The Guide explains why the Fotofab Process places no limit on the complexity of a part’s configuration other than the size of the etched features, relative to the thickness of the material.