Photo Etched Multilayer Panel Screen for the Medical Industry

VACCO Industries is a leading precision photo chemical etching manufacturer specializing in large panel etching. Recently, one of our customers in the medical sector asked VACCO to design and manufacture photo etched multilayer panel screens. For this project, the Multi-Fab group used their advanced primary photo etching process on ten sheets, followed by stacking, precise registration and spot welding. VACCO’s commitment is to quality assurance, part precision and repeatability.

The product shown below is a multilayer panel screen etched from stainless steel for use in medical applications. VACCO’s, Multi-Fab photo chemical etching team operated 2-sided wet etch conveyor lines to process large sheets.

Multilayer Panel Screen

Each part measured 65″ long, 24″wide with a screen thickness of 0.006″. VACCO’s process produced tight tolerances with features held to ± 0.0008″, and registration of the hole pattern to ± 0.002″ after stacking. VACCO maintains high standards for each panel screen produced. Additional project highlights are listed in the table below.

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Photo Etched Project Highlights

Product Name
Multilayer Panel Screen
Product Description
This multilayer panel screen is used within a medical application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Photo Etching
Spot Welding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Wet Etch 2-sided Conveyor Line
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 68”
Width: 24”
Screen Thickness: 0.006”
Tightest Tolerances
Max Thru Features: ± 0.0008”
Registration of Hole Patter: ± 0.002
Material Used
Stainless Steel
Material Finish
Rolled Finish
In-process testing/inspection performed
First Article Inspection and Validation
SPC Data Collection
Microview Inspection
Optical Comparator
Pin Gauges
Go/NoGo Gauges
Industry for Use
100 stacked units per year
Delivery/Turnaround Time
4 – 5 weeks
Delivery Location
East Coast
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

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