Thin Metal Parts manufactures high-quality thin metal products to suit any specification, utilizing electroforming, chemical milling, and laser cutting processes. Mixing processes (hybrid manufacturing) provides a broader overall product offering. The engineers at Thin Metal Parts recommend the optimum process technology without bias – resulting in the highest quality and most cost-effective solution.
Products can be created as thin as 0.0003” (which is thinner than aluminum foil) and as thick as 0.060” with through-hole features as small as 0.0005” (12.5 microns)
This quick-turn, cost-effective solution works great 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 both prototype/small quantities and large volume production needs.
Thin Metal Parts is the world leader in creating thin, complicated parts that are tab and burr free with a proprietary electroforming process. Electroforming leaves no visible grain direction and tooling can be completed in just a couple of hours.
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 15 microns can be created.
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, unavailable anywhere else in the global marketplace, can be custom manufactured.
Thin Metal Parts regularly works with the aerospace, computer, and electronic industries to build custom precision parts used in industrial and consumer goods applications… parts such as metal encoder wheels, metal mesh, and print heads. In addition, custom parts are developed daily in research and development as the design/process engineer group teams with customers to develop prototypes and production items in medical, manufacturing, and scientific instrument sectors.
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 metal parts in high volumes and prototyping.
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.