Photofabrication Engineering Inc.

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Etched Metal Parts for Telecommunications

Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. (PEI) is a global leader in the production of custom and standard photochemically-etched (chemically-milled) metal components to the communications and telecommunications industries.

PEI’s high-volume capabilities for wireless and portable hand-held cell phones and other communications and telecommunications products include etching of a wide variety of metals, including stainless steel. We provide RFI Shielding & EMI Shielding, Step Lids & Flat Lids, custom etched gaskets, face plates, screens and other components, and can etch materials in thicknesses from thin foil up to 0.090 in. (2.286 mm). Intricate patterns, geometries and graphics are easily incorporated into the etched part, and all types of surface finishes can be applied.

PEI’s RFI Shielding & EMI Shielding line further extends our penetration into the microelectronics market. We offer a full line of RFI/EMI shields with snap-on, snap-off covers, allowing easy access at any time to components within the shields. These shields are designed to protect components from radio frequency/electromagnetic interference and environmental hazards, and to provide electrical grounding. Standard forming tools are available in any size and shape to create covers that attach onto a fence yet can be removed and replaced easily.

PEI will quote on any existing shield that has a removable cover and apply our design to it; the only tooling charge will be for a phototool, NOT for a forming tool. Our innovative technology and extensive etching capabilities allow us to manufacture reliable, easy-to-use shielding at low cost and with fast deliveries.

With an entire department is dedicated to the production of custom and standard Step Lids & Flat Lids, including lids with getters for hydrogen and moisture absorption, PEI literally has thousands of standard lid tools available to meet almost every common specification; we also specialize in manufacturing custom lids (with a one-time tooling charge, which may be absorbed on large-volume orders). Our standard base material for lids is etching-grade iron-nickel-cobalt alloy, but in addition we can etch lids from many other materials, including nickel-200, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel. Numerous plating and finishing options are available, including gold plate, electrolytic nickel, and electroless nickel. Selective plating is also available upon request. With our large in-stock inventory of materials, PEI offers the fastest turn-around time for precision lids in the industry.

PEI has achieved ISO-9001:2008 and AS9100 certifications and, in 2010, was granted certification under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), allowing it to provide weapon systems components and accessories in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations implemented by the U.S. Department of State.

For high-quality etched parts from almost any metal, at the lowest possible price and with the fastest turn-around, talk to Photofabrication Engineering today about all of your product needs. PEI’s products are all proudly made in the U.S.A.

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