Photo Etching Custom Thin Metal Parts Since 1969

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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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How Does the Photo Chemical Etching Process Revolutionize Modern Manufacturing?

Photo chemical etching (also called chemical etching or photo etching) is a remarkable process that has revolutionized manufacturing across various industries. This intricate method of producing precisely designed thin metal parts has not only redefined…

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United Western Enterprises, Inc. Participated in the Design-2-Part Show in Orlando

United Western Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to share that we participated in this year’s Design-2-Part Show in Orlando, FL. The two-day event occurred at the Orange County Convention Center on May 2nd and 3rd, 2023.…

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What You Need to Know About Chem Etching as an EMI Shielding Manufacturing Method

It happens all the time—manufacturers that are still building up their experience in the industry will talk to more seasoned metal part manufacturers that specialize in EMI shielding, and will learn all about chem etching…

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