The benefits and applications of photochemical etching for medical technology

Photochemical etching offers high precision and fast production for specialty medical device manufacturers.

By Jace Harwood, Fotofab

Photochemical etching lets device manufacturers quickly meet high volume demands. [Photo courtesy of Fotofab]

Complex, precision metal components are found in a variety of medical industry applications, and the demand for these parts is increasing with the medical technology industry’s rapid advancements. With robotics and AI technology’s increased use in medical technology environments, the need for highly specified and calibrated parts will only become greater and more urgent.

Acknowledging this evolution, traditional manufacturing processes are not always the best-suited solution. Longstanding manufacturing methods such as stamping, computer numerical control (CNC) machining and laser cutting can negatively affect the metal’s integrity and compromise the performance of t…

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