Photo Chemical Etched Multi-Layer Titanium Micro Spring for the Precision Laboratory Equipment Industry

VACCO Industries specializes in metal component manufacturing from various metals including Titanium. A customer in the precision laboratory equipment industry recently approached us for a photo chemical etched micro spring. For this project, VACCO successfully etched commercial pure Titanium with fine features into a multi-layer precision bonded flexure.

The component shown below was fabricated using combined processes, including photo chemical etching of multiple layers and diffusion bonding followed by micro laser welding. We designed and developed the micro springs to meet high industry standards and exceed the customer’s expectations. The finished part measured 0.490” long x 0.490” wide, maintaining finished stacked tolerances of ± 0.002”. VACCO’s eight-week turnaround time was maintained by our up-to-date manufacturing equipment.

Titanium Micro SpringFurther details on this project are listed below. To learn more about this or any of our other manufacturing capabilities, please contact us.

PHOTO CHEMICAL ETCHED TITANIUM PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Product Name
Micro Spring
Product Description
This micro spring is used within Precision Laboratory Equipment.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Photo Chemical Etching
Diffusion BondingSecondary:
Micro Laser Welding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
4 Axis Micro YAG Laser
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 0.49”
Width: 0.49”
Screen Thickness: 0.043”
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.002”
Material Used
CP Titanium (Commercially Pure Titanium)
In-process testing/inspection performed
In-process Data Collection per our SPC Quality Procedures for IQS (part of our Six Sigma culture)
MicroVue inspection
CMM
Comparator
Industry for Use
Precision Laboratory Equipment
Delivery/Turnaround Time
8 weeks
Delivery Location
West Coast
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

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