COVID-19 Update: Microphoto has been designated as an “Essential Business” due to our many customers in the Medical Device and Defense industry supply chains. We will remain open with no disruption to our ability to fulfill customer orders. All of our employees are well, and have been trained on proper personal and building care during these challenging times.

Medical Component Etching
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Medical component etching allows Microphoto to produce precise, medical grade metal parts for the medical industry. Our medical photochemical machining capabilities make is possible to produce burr free, stress free, and strain free parts in any temper of material.

It is Microphoto’s standard to produce medical metal parts to meet the most stringent of medical requirements. Many medical parts and tools we produce are used in patient care, which is why we offer the highest quality parts in order to ensure all our medical components meet medical requirements for  cleanliness, and quality.


Our photoetched medical components range within the medical industry and serve several applications including but not limited to,

  • Custom orthopedic surgery instruments
  • Doctor blades for pharmaceutical dosing into blister packs
  • Electronic monitoring equipment components
  • Surgical visual aids
  • Metal object location x-ray grids
  • Electrical terminals & contacts
  • Cordless surgical instrument and recharge station components

Medical Materials & Capabilities

Medical component etching can be done using a variety of medical grade metal materials. Our processes work with metals ranging in thickness from .0005” to heavy gauge. Depending on design and material thickness, part tolerances can range ± .001” to .010″.

Microphoto’s materials include:

Microphoto’s capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Photochemical etching
  • Prototyping
  • Laser cutting
  • WEDM
  • Forming
  • Secondary Process Management (i.e., NDT, passivation, heat treat, plating, etc…)

Medical Applications & Brands:

Microphoto services virtually every application with a need for metal components and parts. Every medical etched part is made to ensure safety and precision for its application.

  • CT & MRI Machines
  • Endoscope Sapphire Windows
  • Medical stents & implants
  • Monitoring devices
  • Orthopedic & dental appliances
  • ID tags
  • Electrodes
  • Battery contacts
  • Filters & disposable cutters
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Medical Sensors
  • Medical Flapper Valves
  • Steerable Catheters

We have produced and shipped parts to nearly every continent on earth. From Foundries to Surgical labs, Air-bag sensors to Munitions, Satellites to Mining equipment, the need for our services is endless.

Microphoto produces medical prototype and production parts for a vast number of major players in the medical field, including, Stryker, Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Hologic Surgical, Cardinal, Baxter, Bausch & Lomb, Schering Plough, Bayer, and Upjohn to name a few.

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