Thin Metal Parts manufactures high-quality components to suit the tightest specifications, utilizing chemical milling, electroforming, and laser cutting processes. An emphasis on hybrid manufacturing allows us to mix processes, providing a broader overall product offering and better customization for our clients.
Unlike many chemical etching companies that only specialize in a single type of manufacturing, we utilize a much more comprehensive range of metal fabrication techniques, including custom laser cutting, electroforming, as well as, chemical etching. Our Thin Metal Parts engineers are able to recommend the optimum process technology without bias – resulting in the highest quality custom metal parts and most cost-effective solution possible.
At Thin Metal Parts, we strive to provide superior customer service by being responsive to clients’ questions, providing custom solutions, shortening turnaround times, and offering competitive pricing. Our in-house engineers have a breadth of knowledge to draw on when making CAD recommendations and offering manufacturing flexibility to fit set budgets and strict turnaround times.
We have state-of-the-art equipment needed to do prototypes, high volume jobs, and everything in between. Our rapidly growing client base spans the aerospace, medical, solar, and computer industries, as well as many others. We can create products to specifications as thin as 0.0003” and as thick as 0.120” with through-hole features as small as 0.0005” (12.5 microns). The wide variety of parts that we manufacture can include encoder wheels, mesh and sieves, electrical connectors, gaskets, and precision components.
As Thin Metal Parts has grown, we have continued to reinvest in the business, obtaining emerging technologies to stay ahead of the curve and employing some of today’s brightest minds. The result is innovation-driven components manufacturing that is at the forefront of the industry both nationally and globally among metal fabrication companies.
This quick-turn, cost-effective solution works well for a wide range of designs and applications. Our complete in-house chemical etching process capabilities make it possible for Thin Metal Parts to satisfy production needs from prototype or small quantity to large volume production runs. We offer an unmatched level of manufacturing flexibility to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients.
Thin Metal Parts is the world leader in creating thin, complicated parts that are tab and burr-free with our proprietary nickel electroforming process. Electroforming leaves no visible grain direction, and tooling can be completed in just a couple of hours instead of days or weeks.
State-of-the-art laser equipment allows Thin Metal Parts to achieve an outstanding combination of edge quality, tolerances, and feature sizes using the largest selection of metals available. Openings as small as 20 microns can be created with custom laser cutting.
Using three different technologies, custom metal parts can be built for thousands of applications for a large variety of industries. By combining multiple technology options, a hybrid precision part can be custom manufactured that is unavailable anywhere else in the global marketplace.
Thin Metal Parts regularly works with the aerospace, computer, and electronic industries to build custom precision parts. Parts such as metal codewheels, metal mesh, and print heads are used in industrial and consumer goods applications by some of the nation’s top companies. In addition, custom parts are developed daily in R&D as the process engineer group teams up with customers to develop metal fabrication prototypes and production items. These custom solutions are used in the medical, manufacturing, and scientific instrument sectors. Our superior customer service offers rapid responsiveness throughout the product design process, resulting in unparalleled innovation and flexibility.
All products are custom manufactured to meet customer needs and specifications, including DFARS and RoHS compliance. These quick-turn, cost-effective, low tooling cost processes offer excellent production alternatives to traditional fabrication methods for custom metal parts.
A major expansion begins with 70% increase in plant size, coupled with the purchase of additional production lines.
Capacity and equipment is added to enable larger production level quantities.
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.
Acquired industry leading photo-plotting equipment increasing the quality and capability.
Significant efforts began to target new industries in addition to electronics.
The Specialty Products Division became the Thin Metal Parts Company to better focus efforts on thin metal parts development.
Began using the electroforming process to manufacture precision metal parts.
Became the first parts manufacturer to become ISO 9001 certified (now, ISO 9001 – 2000).
Parts began to be manufactured using state of the art laser cutting equipment.
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.