They can be flat, formed or assembled for a variety of technical applications, including aerospace, F1 & precision engineering.
All are burr-free with no rough edges that could interfere with mating parts.
Digital tooling is used to give flexibility in the complexity of the design, lower cost and speedy delivery.
3D formed or lipped gaskets can be produced in-house. In addition, a range of surface finishing is available, including electroplating, electropolishing and passivation.
Low set-up costs and fast lead times make etching a go-to process in batch sizes of one to multiple millions.
The tooling for etching is digital, low-cost and can be modified quickly
No heat or force is used when etching so mechanical properties remain unaltered and parts are free from stresses and burrs.
As component features are etched at the same time so part/feature complexity is not an issue