Photo Etching Custom Thin Metal Parts Since 1969

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Our History

What Are We Doing

United Western Enterprises is a supplier of thin photo chemically etched metal parts to a variety of different markets, including aerospace, biomedical and commercial electronics. United Western Enterprises was founded in Santa Monica, California in 1969 as a support facility for a publishing company. Shortly thereafter, United Western Enterprises began producing parts for other companies as a custom job shop…

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Photo Etched Parts We Offer

The precision metal components we produce can accommodate a wide range of applications. From board-level shielding to optical system components, to shims, covers, lids, screens, and other thin parts that require tight tolerances, United Western Enterprises, Inc., has far-ranging capabilities. Our chemical machining processes enable us to produce custom parts based on customers’ own designs. Here is a comprehensive list of items we produce in the dimensions and quantities our clients order:

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Over the years, process improvement and customer service have maximized the value of our photo etched precision metal complements.

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Typical Metals Used in Production

Our photo chemical machining processes can be used with many common metals.

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board level emi shielding

What is EMI Shielding and Why Is It Critical for the Design of Your Electronics?

EMI shielding, short for electromagnetic interference, is incorporated during the manufacturing process of electronic equipment such as mobile phones, tablets and radios that prevents the disruption of signals between electronic components. EMI has the capabilities…

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Photo chemical etching

Why More Designers are Partnering with the Best Photo Etch Company

Veterans in the design space will refer to photochemical etchers as a “photo etch company”, while people a little newer to the space (or those who just like traditional purist language) will search for “photochemical…

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Photo Chemical Etching for Aerospace: 4 Things Managers Should Know

As a manager or team lead for an aerospace company, you know all too well that the aerospace industry is extremely diverse with a plethora of industrial, commercial, and military applications. Usually, the aerospace industry…

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