About Microphoto – The Prototype Experts

Microphoto was created in 1965 when the founders realized the need and importance of a company that could provide high-quality, cost-effective photochemical machining to a rapidly growing marketplace. As an industry leader, we provide high-quality fabrication services to satisfied customers across most industries. 

Microphoto Facility


Our parts are made in Roseville, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. We take pride in our knowledgeable engineers, line workers, and all those who help make our customers’ requirements a reality.

About Microphoto’s Manufacturing Process

Microphoto provides total in-house photochemically etched and formed metal parts that allow the production of delicate, complex parts that would be impossible to produce by other manufacturing processes. Photochemical Machining is also known as photo etching, photo fabrication, chemical blanking, and sometimes photochemical milling. It plays an important and vital role in the production of precision metal parts and decorative items for customers worldwide.

Our process produces metal parts that are free from burrs and external stress and can be made on sheets up to 30″ wide. We work with metals of any temper and a thickness ranging from 0.0005” to heavy gauge. The parts tolerance range can be from ± 0.001 or less to 0.010″ depending on material thickness.

Microphoto uses high-precision quality control equipment and can monitor, record, and adapt our systems to the highest possible standards.