A spring is 'An elastic device, typically a helical metal coil, that can be pressed or pulled but returns to its former shape when released, used chiefly to exert constant tension or absorb movement.' - 'Spring' Oxford English Dictionary 

Etch Tech can supply chemically etched springs with; heat treating; plating; full assembly giving you a finished spring from from a single supply source. This will reduce your outsource time and therefore reduce product lead times. This allows us and our customers to act more responsively in the face of market demand fluctuations. 
At Etch Tech we Photo Etch high quality strip, or flat, springs in a wide array of different designs, materials and sizes. Our formed and flat springs are used in many different industries such as; Aerospace; Automotive; Defence; Medical; Logistics; Telecoms. We can work from numerous electronic file formats, such as; CAD files dxf, dwg, IGES, STEP; SolidWorks ; ProEngineer ; PDF; CDR; AI; EPS, to manufacture springs via the photo chemical etching process. We are equipped to handle prototyping, and scaling through to high volume spring production, with short lead times and flexibility to allow our customers to respond to market demand fluctuations. 
Etch Tech can call upon more than 30 years of experience in working with organisations to fulfill their etched metal spring requirements. Due to the wide range of springs utilised in industry, Etch Tech have the experience to fulfill a variety of flat and formed spring manufacturing requirements. In addition to Etch Tech's state-of-the-art chemical milling / photo etching process we have a modern tool room that can take a produced blank strip spring and form it to the customers specifications. The variety of shape and design of your formed springs is vast, with Etch Tech offering free in-house universal form tools, or flexibility for customer specific form tools. 
We can provide a variety of different finishes for our formed springs, and flat springs. For example, the springs can be assembled, heated treated, and plated in a variety of different ways. Etch Tech offers this as part of their single-source photo etching solution for formed and flat metal springs, reducing lead times and logistics stresses. 
Etch Tech can supply Photo Chemically Etched metal Formed and Flat Springs in the following materials: 
Carbon Spring Steel 
Beryllium Copper 
Phosphor Bronze 
Stainless Steel 
And more, contact us today to discuss your requirements 
Design tolerances 
The Photo Etching process in place at Etch Tech Ltd is capable of etching extremely fine detail into metal. We have extensive experience working closely with customers to offer improved design tolerances on our formed and flat springs. Please contact our design engineers so discuss your requirements. 
For any volume of the production of Formed Springs, or Flat Springs, the manufacturing technique of choice is Chemical Milling, see below for an in-depth view of the strengths of the process: 
Benefits of the Photo Chemical Etching Process : 
Apertures on both sides as the etchant works on both sides of the metal 
Burr & Stress-free manufacturing method 
Custom parts – you design it – we make it! 
Cost-effective metal component prototyping 
Etch Tech can call on more than 30 years experience in the photo chemical etching of metal components 
High Accuracy 
Low cost tooling 
Industry leading lead times from inception to delivered components 
Prototypes – fast turnaround to meet your needs 
Scalable through Short Run to High Volume 
To find out more about our Photo Etching Process please email, or contact us on 01480 435 548 

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