Fotofab’s precise photochemical etching process creates extremely tight tolerances and configurations for thin metal parts used in the automotive industry, including applications within electric vehicles.

We etch high-quality grade materials with a photographically prepared mask applied to the work surface.

The mask protects the underlying base metal while a tightly controlled chemistry removes metal to create exact-to-print parts in less time and at more affordable costs than other processes like CNC machining and stamping.

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Chemically Etched Components for the Automotive Industry

A single car has about 30,000 parts, counting every part down to the smallest screws. For over 50 years, Fotofab has been a trusted supplier for metal parts found in motor vehicles, including:

  • Electronic connectors
  • Valve filtration components
  • Fuel cell screens, frames, and end caps
  • Clutch springs and flat springs
  • Contacts
  • Spacer Washers
  • Fuel injector filtration components
  • Door sill plates
  • Shims
  • Encoder disks
  • Heat exchanger plates
  • Lead and covers
  • Nameplates and logo tags
  • Speaker grills
  • Decorative panels
  • Trunk sill plates

Electric Vehicle (EV) Etched Components

With more electric vehicle renditions rolling into the market, the photochemical etching process is beneficial for fabricating:

  • On-board charging (OBC) components
  • Electric power control unit (EPCU)
  • Inverters
  • Low voltage dc-dc converters (LDC)
  • Precision metal parts for the overall vehicle control unit (VCU)
  • Low voltage dc-dc converters (LDC)
  • Precision metal parts for the overall vehicle control unit (VCU)
Available Metals

Metals We Chemically Etch for Automotive Components

Modern vehicles have evolved into intelligent and more sophisticated machines, built from various components and materials that make them more efficient and safer. Fotofab creates a variety of metals for the automotive industry, including Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel-Carbon, Copper, Spring Steel, and Titanium.

Contact Our Experts Today

As a certified manufacturer and service provider, Fotofab is dedicated to exceeding customer requirements in the production and on-time delivery of high-quality automotive products and components. Get in touch for more information about our automotive solutions or if you are ready to start your custom projects.

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