Photochemical Etching

At Lancaster Metals Science, we have committed ourselves to providing our customers with innovative engineering, the highest precision, uncompromising quality, and unparalleled customer services. Precision, quality and value begin with engineering. Lancaster Metals‘ engineering staff offers metallurgical and design assistance.

Photochemical Etching Advantage

Low cost CAD generated tooling, photo-plotted with up to 1/16 of a mil resolution, assures consistent quality and precision. We can receive part specifications by blueprint or by electronic media.

Production of photochemically etched metal parts on a wide range of materials including:

  • Copper, beryllium copper, phosphor bronze, brass, mild steels, 300 and 400 series stainless steels, precipitation hardening steels, aluminum and its alloys, nickel, monels, inconels, kovar, molybdenum, and nickel-iron magnetic alloys with high permeabilities.
  • We can also process metal foils with thicknesses less than .001″ to metal sheets with thicknesses up to .125″.

Flexible manufacturing capability allows the production of a few prototypes as well as high volume production runs.

All manufactured parts are subject to rigorous dimensional and visual inspections. Applying the principles of statistical process control and statistical quality control assures our customers of the zero defect standard for quality and precision.

Secondary Operations

Assembly & Soldering
Assembly & Soldering
Reaming & Tapping

Offering many additional secondary operations such as heat treating, forming and precious and non-precious metal plating, Lancaster Metals Science becomes the single source for all your photochemical machined metal components requirements.

Custom Product Examples

LMSC is a custom manufacture and have a broad range of etching capabilities. We produce a very wide range of precision components and products such as:

  • Apertures
  • Blades
  • Clips
  • Contacts
  • Dials
  • Diaphragms
  • Discs
  • EMI/RFI Enclosures
  • Encoders
  • Flat Springs
  • Metal Gaskets
  • Heat Sinks
  • Lead Frames
  • Perforated Screen or Sheet
  • Shims
  • Signs
  • Shielding
  • Spacers
  • Circuits