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ACE Who’s who in Aerospace Midlands

Published on 19/04/2014

dvanced Chemical Etching (ACE) recently appeared in the Birmingham Post's colour supplement `Who's who in Aerospace Midlands'. The paper summed up the Midlands as a "Global hotspot for Aerospace excellence and innovation". The supplement was run in the paper on Thursday 27th March 2014.

The newspaper itself has a readership of mainly business people who are generally key decision makers at Director and senior management level in companies both in the public and private sector throughout the West Midlands region. It has a weekly readership of around 29,000 and their website has a regular monthly unique user audience of just under 127,000 and 459,892 monthly page views. We have found this to be excellent exposure for ACE, and have already received enquiries from clients who saw the article and advert in the supplement.

Advanced Chemical Etching – a process of innovation

Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) is one of the largest specialist metal component manufacturers in Europe, innovating and developing a number of new manufacturing processes to meet the needs of their National and International customers. ACE has scientifically developed innovative new processes to etch corrosive resistant exotic materials including Titanium (TiME), Nitinol, Elgiloy, Inconel and Aluminium (ACmE), alongside more everyday materials including the various Stainless Steel grades, Coppers, Mild Steel etc. Advanced Chemical Etching’s bespoke manufacturing in Telford is equipped with the latest production machinery, a dedicated laboratory that is continually developing new process parameters, all complemented by a full range of the latest state-of-the-art measuring equipment.

The manufacturing production facility is designed for the flexibility required to serve the specific demands of its customers, for many different types of components with over 1500 available material types. The company has pioneered the development of its photo etching technology, mechanical forming as well as many other in-house processes appreciated by customers in many industries includes Electronics, Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Military, Precision Engineering, Renewable Energy and other ‘High Tech’ industries.

Since their inception 15 years ago ACE has been at the forefront of the Photo Etching industry by constantly challenging the normal process route. By undertaking continuous research and development, new chemistry and process capabilities are constantly being developed for the manufacture of competitively priced burr and stress free 2 and 3-D components into a wide variety of industry sectors. From prototypes through to pre-production, and ultimately volume production, ACE is able to supply bespoke components in short timescales utilising low cost digital photographic tooling. Their reputation of service and quality leaves their competitors standing.

ACE currently holds ISO9001, ISO14001, as well as a host of customer accreditations and is currently working towards securing TS16949 and AS9100 to support increasing business in the Automotive and Aerospace sectors. Through continuous Quality Improvements they seek to provide levels of quality that exceed their customers’ expectations. Close liaison with the customer at every stage ensures full traceability and allows ACE to offer value design and manufacturing, often securing significant cost downs in the process.

The company is currently undergoing an extensive expansion program which will more than double their capacity. The manufacturing site in Telford, Shropshire will increase its footprint to 20,000 square feet.

Quality Aerospace Components
ACE can Help!

  • Complex 3-D Formed component metalwork
  • Prototypes through to production
  • Aluminium, Titanium processed alongside other exotic materials Nitinol, Elgiloy, Inconel
  • 1500 different metal types / grades etched


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