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There’s nothing worse than bringing a product to market that ultimately doesn’t work. Suboptimal designs can degrade application performance, which negatively impacts a brand’s reputation and bottom line.

Verify fitment, form, and functionality early in the product development cycle with Microphoto’s etched metal part prototyping services.

Microphoto has been a preferred source and partner for many Universities, Automotive Tech Centers, and Research Laboratories around the world. We have assisted in the prototype design and manufacturing of experimental and highly sophisticated metal parts since 1965.  Our special project customers consult with us to help determine the correct metals, design manufacturability from prototype to high production quantities, and many other considerations related to special project parts.

Why Should You Prototype?

Prototyping is the process of creating a sample product for further testing and validation, sometimes in real-world environments. This sample product, commonly called a prototype, is used to improve design iterations before the product reaches its final stage.

There are many advantages to etched metal part design prototyping. Examples include:

  • Detects Errors Early
  • Improves End Product Performance And Quality
  • Boosts Design Cycle Throughput
  • Lowers Total Project Costs

Prototyping improves product quality by identifying issues and refining manufacturing methods, requirements, or specifications before full-scale production begins. Needed changes detected later in development or after product may cost exponentially more to implement.

The Prototype Metal Etching Designs Experts

Microphoto is an ISO 9001:2015-certified and ITAR-registered provider of photochemical etching and chemical milling solutions for commercial and industrial applications. It’s a subtractive sheet metal machining process where chemical etchants are used to create complex and highly accurate precision components.

Creating prototypes of your metal part designs using photochemical etching offers many benefits over other machining methods. Examples include:

  • Unlimited Complexity
  • Unrivaled Precision
  • No Expensive Hard Tooling
  • Low-Cost Design Iterations
  • Burr And Stress-Free Process
  • Metal Properties Are Unaffected
  • Fast Turnaround Time
  • Almost Any Metal Can Be Used

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