CHEMICAL Milling

Versatile, quick and cost-effective

What is the difference between Chemical Milling and Chemical Etching?

Chemical milling, also known as chemical etching, is so precise it allows for the creation of parts ranging in size from 0.0005” to 0.060” with superlative accuracy. Additionally, manufacturing micro-precision parts using chemical etching utilizes tooling created with CAD in just hours, as opposed to days, weeks, or months like more traditional expensive manufacturing methods.

The result is a more affordable and higher quality prototype or large production run. While many chemical milling companies can boast reduced turnaround times, Thin Metal Parts excels at creating highly complex custom metal parts with this shorter lead time. An overarching emphasis on innovation, coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment is what sets us apart. Our proprietary chemical milling processes and hybrid manufacturing capabilities have established us as an industry-leading manufacturer of metal parts and components.

Every day Thin Metal Parts does chemical milling to create custom metal parts in a large variety of sizes and thicknesses to extremely precise tolerances. Join the growing list of companies using Thin Metal Parts as their primary or secondary supplier of custom metal parts to experience our superior customer service; you will not be more impressed with another chemical milling companyContact us today at (719)268-8300 for more information. 

Chemical Milling Manufacturing

Chemically Milled parts

Chemically milled parts by TMP in Colorado Springs

Using chemical milling, we can create a wide variety of parts such as:

  • Encoder codewheels
  • Metal components
  • Metal gaskets
  • Mesh and sieves

Many industries can benefit from chemical milling, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Solar
  • Microwave
  • Electronics

Is Chemical Milling Right for Your Project?

Throughout the chemical milling, process the source metal is spared from heat and pressure, leaving the source metal virtually unchanged. The result is better structural integrity that does not compromise on hardness, ductility, grains structure, and other material properties. Thin Metal Parts uses only the latest in chemical milling technology to create a superior finished product free of tabs and burrs. Utilizing vertical and horizontal milling systems allows us to offer you be best manufacturing solution for your needs, from prototype or small quantities to large volume production runs.

Chemical milling with Thin Metal Parts offers many benefits, such as:

  • Faster turnaround times
  • Cost-effective production
  • Tooling is completed within hours
  • Tab-free finished products
  • Specified thicknesses ranging from 0.0005" to 0.060"
  • Custom designs
Chemically Milled by Thin Metal Parts

Our engineers will maintain control over the entire chemical milling process in-house – from creating the tooling in CAD to final production. Having the expertise and capability to ensure that the manufacturing process matches the customized design provided ensures a superior product

Typically, when chemical milling companies try to execute this approach, clients end up sacrificing on either on design or production. However, the Thin Metal Parts manufacturing facility is state-of-the-art, keeping pace with its innovation-driven engineers. Clean-room photolithography and collimated light exposure systems aid in producing metal components and parts to the most rigorous standards imaginable. 

The result is the capacity to design and manufacture extremely complex custom metal parts for even the most challenging use case scenariosIt is clear to see how Thin Metal Parts is at the forefront of the metal manufacturing industry worldwide 

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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.

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4733 Centennial Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719.268.8300

Fax: 719.268.8399

E-mail: info@thinmetalparts.com