Photo etching, also known as chemical etching or photochemical etching, is a manufacturing process used to produce precision components with intricate designs, fine details, and tight tolerances. It utilizes a combination of corrosion-resistant masking, precise photographic techniques, and chemical reactions to cut and shape metals. This specialized technology is capable of achieving precision processing for ultra-small, ultra-thin, and intricate shapes, making it indispensable not only in the electronics industry but also in various other fields such as optics, electrical engineering, and electronics. This process is particularly well-suited for manufacturing applications where precision and customization are essential.

Advanteges of Photo Etching

  • Precision Processing
    It excels in ultra-fine, high-density, intricate, and ultra-small component manufacturing.
  • Sheet Thickness Processing
    It allows for processing materials at their actual sheet thickness, facilitating arbitrary groove shapes or the creation of protruding shapes within the material thickness.
  • Material Integrity
    Photo etching does not alter the material's properties, ensuring no burrs, bends, or deformation occur during processing.
  • Cost-Effective with Low Initial Investment
    Unlike traditional methods, photo etching does not require expensive molds or jig tools, resulting in significant cost savings for initial investments.
  • Quick Turnaround:
    Photo etching is highly responsive, making it suitable for time-sensitive deliveries and small lot production runs. The shortest delivery and lot times can be as quick as one day for a single piece.
  • Complex Geometries
    It is ideal for producing components with complex geometries, intricate designs, and tight tolerances.
  • Customization
    Photo etching allows for customization, facilitating rapid design changes and prototyping.
  • Material Versatility
    It offers flexibility in material selection.

Processable Materials

  • Steinless
  • Copper
  • Copper alloy
  • Brass
  • Nikkel silver
  • Phospher Bronze
  • Steel
  • Special steel
  • Permalloy
  • Other secial alloy

Special materials and difficult-to-process materials (titanium, magnesium, etc.) are also available.
Contact us regarding other materials, including special materials.

Sheet Thickness to be Processed

We maintain a diverse inventory of materials and sheet thicknesses to meet your specific needs.
Please reach out to us with your project idea for information regarding maximum processing width and available longitudinal materials.

Process Limitation and Accuracy (Standard Specification)

Bridge Shape

UPT Advantages

  • Precision Tolerance Control through Photo Etching Expertise
    With our specialization in photo etching, we excel in achieving and maintaining tight tolerance control. Our expertise ensures that your components meet the most stringent precision requirements, even in high-precision applications.
  • Production Flexibility with Stringent Quality Control
    Serving a global smartphone manufacturer as our end user, we understand the importance of flexibility of production. Our capabilities allow us to seamlessly scale up production while maintaining stringent quality standards. This ensures that your components meet the rigorous demands of global supply chains without compromising on quality.
  • Comprehensive One-Stop Solution
    Beyond our core competencies in photo etching and diffusion bonding, we offer a complete one-stop solution for your production needs. Whether you require additional processes such as plating or machining, we take care of the coordination and management of all necessary technical suppliers. This simplifies your production workflow, streamlining the process and ensuring that your ideal production is achieved efficiently.

Talk to Us about your Project

Since our photo etching products are fully customizable to fit your equipment and/or requirements, please don't hesitate to reach out to us with your ideas.