Fotofab screens can be designed in any shape, percentage open-area, and in a variety of metals. Even brittle metal and thin foils are easier to etch than stamp, or machine in other traditional forms of manufacturing. These screens can be used to filter liquids and/or gases and withstand harsh environments.
The photochemical etching process is a burr-free and stress-free manufacturing process. It produces a flat pattern and consistent hole openings throughout, whereas woven screens can stretch making the holes distorted. The biggest benefit of Fotofab’s process of manufacturing screens is the absence of weaving so particles are less likely to become trapped.
Max sheet size is 24”x36” with the default sheet being 12”x18” and varying thicknesses available. Part tolerance varies with the metal thickness; generally, the thicker the metal, the wider the feature tolerance. Fotofab stocks a wide selection of metals with various tempers and thicknesses so we can meet your requirements fast. Parts can be made from never before seen drawings to fully realized parts in only 3 business days. Some stock parts are available for next day or same day shipping.