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Photo Etched Pure Titanium Alloys for Medical Products Including Implantables

April 19, 2010



PHOTOFABRICATION ENGINEERING, INC. (PEI), Milford, MA, (April 19, 2010) utilizes the photochemical etching process to manufacture intricate medical parts and implantables made from titanium and titanium alloys quickly and accurately.  PEI has the unique capability to fabricate intricate, burr-free parts from both standard and exotic non-corrosive metals, including titanium, without inducing the stresses common to machining.  Flexible, lightweight titanium mesh can be manufactured in any size or pattern style, with countersunk holes for flush-mounting screws.   And with our PCM process, the millionth part is the same as the first part, because the tooling doesn’t “wear” like metal tooling does.


Because PEI creates phototools in-house and has over 2000 material part numbers in stock (in thicknesses from 0.0005 in. to 0.90 in.), we can offer quick turnaround at extremely competitive prices.  Requests for quotes are answered within 24 hours of receipt of prints, and delivery of production parts is typically 3-4 weeks from receipt of order.  (Companies machining parts by conventional methods such as stamping often require this amount of time just to deliver prototypes!)  Tooling is inexpensive, and minor changes can be made to the phototools easily and quickly.


In addition to standard medical parts, PEI manufactures EMI/RF shielding, optical encoder discs and shaft  encoders for positioning systems, heat sinks and heater elements, filters and screens, fuel cell anodes and cathodes, thermal switch components, and other metal parts for medical equipment.  PEI also provides precision parts to the nuclear, automotive, microwave and aerospace industries, among others.  Our unique ability to etch pure titanium for medical implantables brings PEI to the forefront of photoetching technology.   PEI’s manufacturing process is ISO 9001:2008 registered and complies with or exceeds most customer and military standards including AS 9100 RevB, and we have one of the largest plants dedicated to photochemical machining in the world.


For more information, contact PHOTOFABRICATION ENGINEERING, INC., 500 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA 01757, USA, Phone (508) 478-2025, Fax (508) 478-3582, e-mail, or visit our web site at


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