DEFENCE & SPACE
Flying High with Aerospace & Defence
Major Industry Partners
Our growing reputation has seen us work collaboratively with many major aerospace firms, with an emphasis on helping them develop emerging technologies.
Etching is ideal for aerospace parts as it produces stress, burr and distortion-free components from design prototypes to full serial production.
Opportunities for Growth
An increasing move to miniaturisation of parts, alternative material usage and greater supply chain management all represent significant opportunities for growth in the coming years.
Chemical Etching Is The Perfect Process For Aerospace Engineering
Etching is ideal for aerospace parts as it produces stress-, burr- and distortion-free components from design prototypes to full serial production.
We produce complex shaped heater elements from copper and nickel alloys to tight tolerances in sizes up to 1500mm x 600mm.
No Cost Increase
Unlike other processes, we etch complex channel designs simultaneously, meaning costs do not increase with profile complexity.
Etching of Micro Channels
The etching process can etch intricate and complex micro channels/features for heat exchanger shims/plates so that it maximises thermal efficiency and laminar flow. The channels are extremely accurate for both depth and channel width requirements.
Parts for stacking
Aerospace parts that require subsequent stacking, brazing or diffusion bonding use photo etched shims/plate, as the process produces flat plates with etched micro channels and the profiles are burr-free.
We generally use the XRF (X-ray fluorescence) to validate and certify our process chemistries to give consistent etching and full process control.