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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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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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Why Brands Invest in Photochemical Etching for Mixed Material Products

Photochemical etching is a manufacturing process used by brands that require thin metal parts that require precise measurements and intricate designs. There are several reasons why brands using mixed materials invest in photochemical etching, and…

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What are the Popular Talking Points Surrounding Photochemical Etching?

When brands are under pressure to design metal components and they are facing multiple constraints, experienced organizations will turn to United Western Enterprises for photochemical etching services. This article is intended to help internal manufacturers…

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Why Manufacturers Invest in Photo Etching to Make Small Metal Parts

Photo etching, also known as photochemical machining (PCM) and photochemical milling, is a process used to to create thin metal parts using etchants and a photoresist that corrosively machines away designated areas. PCM, emerged as…

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3 Things Product Design Engineers Need to Know About Photochemical Etching

Just ask any product design engineer about their process for creating a thin metal part, and they will tell you that this takes a great degree of research, time, collaboration with engineers, and working with…

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What are the Advantages of Photochemical Etching?

Photochemical etching, also known as chemical machining, chemical milling, photo etching, and metal etching is a manufacturing process that fabricates fine metal parts through chemistry and precision photolithography. From the aerospace industry to electronics, and…

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Photochemical Etching / Photochemical Machining

United Western Enterprises has been known as the industry leader in advanced photochemical etching or photochemical machining since 1969 making us one of the most experienced partners for businesses seeking complex custom metal parts. UWE…

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