Etching

Accelerating the Automotive Industry

The car industry and ACE date back to 2000 when the company was first formed, with the company supplying components including buss bars, connectors and fuel system management devices to tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers across the UK and Europe.

Whilst this remains an integral part of the business, the company prides itself now on helping to drive the evolution of the automotive industry with the development of the next generation of new vehicles and groundbreaking ideas created in the fertile minds of Formula 1 designers and engineers.

With the growth in renewables having an impact in the sector, we are now being requested to manufacture chemically etched advanced components ranging from kinetic energy recovery system components to fuel cell plates and motor laminations. In addition, ACE is working with most of the precision stamping companies within the industry to provide fast, accurate and inexpensive etched prototypes. During the development stage we constantly liaise with the customer and forward crucial information to them, leaving their engineers free to focus on production tooling.

Typical etched components we manufacture for the automotive sector include:

  • Graded precision shims
  • Head gaskets
  • Intake grilles
  • Meshes
  • Fuel filters
  • Instrument panels
  • Bus bars for lighting circuits | power components | fuel circuits
  • Leadframes for electronic packages
  • Actuators
  • Contacts/terminals
  • Motor Laminations
  • RFI Shielding
  • Diaphragm springs
  • PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Fuel Cells
  • Diaphragm springs for fuel management systems
  • Shims for aerodynamic spoilers
  • Kinetic Energy Recovery System Components