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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Understanding the Differences Between Chemical Etching and Laser Etching

Chemical etching and laser etching are both subtractive manufacturing processes—they remove material from an object to produce a specific shape or design. Given that fact, it may seem reasonable to assume that both processes are…

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Update about UWE’s COVID-19 Operational Status

We're Open for Business At United Western Enterprises, Inc., the health and well-being of our business partners, community members and employees is always our top priority. We want you to know that we are actively…

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UWE at Booth #115 at the AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing show at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona (March 4-5th 2020, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm).

UWE Second Time Exhibiting at the AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo – Photo Etching Precision Metal Parts – Custom Chemical Etching | UWE

United Western Enterprises Inc. will be exhibiting in the AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing show located at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona. We will be exhibiting on Wednesday March 4th through Thursday March 5th.…

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