Acid etching—alternatively called photo etching, photo chemical etching, or chemical milling—is a metal fabrication process that can provide a number of production benefits. However, it is not the only type of fabrication process used to…Read More
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…
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:
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…Read More
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