The White Paper analyses the photo-chemical etching (PCE) process which is today respected as the go-to technology for the manufacture of precision metal parts and components.

(29th November 2022, Muellheim, Germany) ) micrometal GmbH (incorporating Etchform and HP Etch) is at the forefront of the evolution the photo-chemical etching (PCE) process, and today announces the availability of a new White Paper entitled "Unlocking the True Potential of Precision Metal Fabrication". The White Paper analyses the photo-chemical etching (PCE) process which is today respected as the go-to technology for the manufacture of precision metal parts and components.

Jochen Kern, Head of Sales & Marketing at micrometal says, "micrometal's PCE process has taken what was an already precise metal processing technology and taken it to the next level. The White Paper describes how, what the unique aspects of micrometal's PCE process are, and most importantly what that means for manufacturers. You will find out how micrometal's PCE process works, what its advantages are in real manufacturing scenarios, how it compares to alternative processes, what the key application areas are where its use is most appropriate, the key questions you need to ask when locating a PCE supplier, as well as real time case studies that describe customer experiences. We feel that this is an important reference and educative paper that will help to guide you as you seek to make more and more intricate and increasingly innovative metal parts and components."

The White Paper is presented in an accessible and interactive way, with a video link to an animated demonstration of how the technology works. Also — as well as deep diving into the way the precise applications that PCE it is ideal for — the White Paper incorporates a lighter touch by informing readers just what impact PCE has on our everyday lives.

Kern continues, "There is a lot of talk throughout industry today about PCE, as it is a game-changer technology. We are operating in the ultra-precise area of manufacturing, and at micrometal we are constantly innovating the PCE process to push the boundaries of what is possible. As a company we can make more precise parts, achieve better tolerances, more repeatably, and at volume than any traditional PCE process, and in the White Paper we tell you how. Success in a product development program is as much a lesson in supplier selection as it is in technology selection. In the area of PCE, a supplier is so much more than just an etching company. It is a company with in-depth design experience, a material expert, a tooling expert, a validation expert, and of course a production and assembly expert. Importantly the White Paper shows you what you need to ask when selecting your PCE product development partner to optimise outcomes."

Many of today's products are extremely complex and also very fragile. Geometric complexity and the requirement for extremely exacting tolerances and precision mean that PCE is in many instances the "only" viable technology. Whether in low, medium, or high-volume applications, the complexity of a part adds cost when using most traditional metal fabrication technologies. The complexity of a product requires complex tooling, and complex tooling means increased costs, increased chance of tool failure, and more time for satisfactory completion. For PCE it makes no difference how complex the geometry of the part is and costs and lead-times do not increase with this increased complexity. Because of this the role of PCE in modern manufacturing is assured, and so an authoritative resource like micrometal's White Paper if of enormous value.

The micrometal White Paper is available HERE free of charge. https://www.micrometal.de/en/whitepaper-precision-metal-fabrication-10-minutes-to-unlock-the-truth/


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