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.
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
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Wet Etch 2-sided Conveyor Line
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Length: 68”
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
- 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