New Capabilities


Thin Metal Parts acquired Fine Line Imaging in 2007, enabling tighter tolerances and finer features on processes and products. In addition, TMP offers a full range of photo-tooling services with the highest plotting resolution and accuracy available in the industry – at 50,800 dpi, 4 micron features with accuracy +/-.5 microns. 

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Metal Stencil & Laser Cutting Companies History

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Thin Metal Parts (TMP) is a world leader in custom manufactured high-precision, very thin products. The company was originally a product line started in 1985 as the Specialty Products Division of Photo Stencil (est. 1979) specifically to design and manufacture thin metal parts for the electronics industry. In 1997, the Specialty Products Division established global manufacturing capabilities, and became the first and only stencil and metal parts supplier to be ISO 9001:2000 qualified for both design and manufacturing.

In 2002, the product line became a separate company – Thin Metal Parts – to focus efforts on the development of specialized thin metal parts for a broader base of industries. The company’s production capabilities are ideal for applications in the medical, automotive, microwave, office and industrial automation, aerospace, consumer products and electronics industries. Thin Metal Parts provides full-service application support and customized solutions to fit the needs of each customer. Complete in-house capabilities translate to quick quotes, low-cost tooling and short manufacturing lead times.

Thin Metal Parts Company Timeline

2008 Thin Metal Parts upgraded laser cutting capabilities with the addition of a state-of-the-art fiber optic laser system, custom designed for parts applications.
2007 Thin Metal Parts acquired industry leading photo-plotting equipment increasing the quality and capability.
2004 Significant efforts began to target new industries in addition to electronics.
2002 The Specialty Products Division became the Thin Metal Parts Company to better focus efforts on thin metal parts development.
1999 Began using the electroforming process to manufacture precision metal parts.
1997 Became the first parts manufacturer to become ISO 9001 certified (now, ISO 9001 – 2000).
1990 Parts began to be manufactured using the laser cutting process.
1985 Specialty Parts, a product line of Photo Stencil, was started to address the precision parts needs of the Photo Stencil circuit board manufacturing customers using photo-chemical milling process.