Fotofab has been an innovator in sheet metal component manufacturing for over half a century. Working with industry leaders in Aerospace, Defense, Medical Devices and Implantables, Industrial, and Electronics to fabricate high-quality, precision parts on time and within budget.
Fotofab products are made in the USA and distributed worldwide.
Advantages of Fotofab Rapid Prototyping
- Speed: Your custom Fotofab part can be made in 1-2 days and shipped in as few as three.
- Cost: Fotofab metal fabrications cost thousands of dollars less than machine-tooled parts.
- Precision: The Fotofab process of chemical etching metal offers center-to-center tolerances within .0005″.
- Experience: Fotofab has over 50 years of experience delivering metal fabrications to industry leaders.
- Guarantee: Fotofab parts are guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 90 days.
Precision Prototyping Services
Fotofab specializes in producing your parts by whatever means necessary – chemical etching, stamping, forming, metal fabrication, and wire EDM to name a few. Click on our rapid prototyping services below to learn more.
PrecisioFotofab’s chemical etching technology offers several benefits over traditional machining processes. Fotofab specializes in producing your parts by whatever means necessary.n Metal Forming
With metal stamping, a tool is used to both punch out the blank and form the part, and the process is completely automated. These tools can take several weeks to make, but once completed, parts can be made in a matter of seconds with production costs of a fraction of a penny per piece. Fotofab offers two types of stamping: progressive die and 4-slide:
Blackening - generally used to reduce reflectivity and/or for decorative purposes. Electropolishing - used to make part surfaces shiny and smooth by removing a few layers of atoms. Painting - fully or selectively paint your part. Passivating - primarily used for cleaning and descaling stainless steel parts. Plating - standard and precious metal platings available. Reaming - the process used to widen a hole that requires extremely tight tolerances. Tumbling - parts are mixed in a vibratory tumbler with a selected media.
The diffusion bonding process joins layers of sheet metal together. Thin sheets of metal are stacked together in a vacuum, then heated to 50-80% of the base material’s melting point while pressure is applied. This causes some of the electrons from each sheet of metal to migrate to its neighboring sheet until the stack is internally joined together.
Fotofab manufactures sheet metal components and then offers value-added services, like soldering and welding, to make your one-stop shopping experience seamless. These services are only available for parts we produce in-house
Fotofab utilizes Wire EDM both in the process of producing our hard tools for forming and stamping operations and in conjunction with photo-etching to produce an individual feature that cannot be produced by etching alone.
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