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Photofabrication Engineering Expands Silver Etching Capabilities

April 20, 2014



April 20, 2014…Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. (PEI) of Milford, MA, recently added additional high-capacity photoetching machinery to help meet increased demand for etched silver products from customers in both the Decorative and Precision Division markets.  The new equipment gives PEI the ability to manufacture silver products in volume with the exceptional uniformity and consistency offered by PEI’s photochemical machining process.  PEI’s expertise in this process allows customers to order any quantity they need, from prototypes to production quantities in the hundreds of thousands, with low tooling costs.   Even the most intricate designs and patterns can be photoetched into the silver.

With the expansion of our production capabilities for silver findings and parts, PEI can offer turnarounds as short as 5 days after receipt of purchase order.  Our fast turnaround times allow customers of both the Decorative and Precision Product Divisions to get their products to market faster than other manufacturing methods, all while meeting the highest level of quality.  Don’t just take our word for it: PEI has met or exceeded the requirements for certification under a broad range of internationally-recognized quality control and testing standards.  We audit not only our own processes, equipment, and delivery statistics, but those of our suppliers as well. 

Customers for PEI’s etched sterling silver generally come from the jewelry, ornament, educational and non-profit industries, and are serviced by the Decorative Division sales and manufacturing staff.  Decorative items range from bookmarks to ornaments, business cards to invitations.  PEI’s Precision Product Division produces silver component parts for a wide range of industrial products including silver preforms and fuse elements for heater manufacturers, to name a few. 

PEI prides itself in always listening to and meeting customer’s needs.  As it became apparent that customer demand for etching parts in silver was ever-increasing, “It was an easy decision to expand our silver etching capability in light of the demand from both Precision and Decorative Product customers,” says Chip Lehrer, President of PEI.

Established in 1968 to meet the growing need for high-quality, reasonably-priced components for computer peripherals and electronics, Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. has become one of the most respected photochemical etching companies in the industry.  PEI’s specialized metal etching processes create parts in thicknesses from 0.0005 in. to 0.125 in. from almost any metal or metal alloy.  The firm is ITAR compliant and holds ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certifications.

The Precision Products Division serves myriad manufacturing industries including aerospace, automotive, battery, consumer electronics, defense, fuel cell, medical (devices as well as implantables), microelectronics, semiconductor, and telecommunications.  The Decorative Products Division provides custom-made collectibles and business gifts as well as manufacturing and marketing program services to schools and alumni associations, religious organizations, museums, and corporations.   All of PEI’s products are proudly manufactured in the USA.

For more information about PEI’s products or for a quotation, contact PHOTOFABRICATION ENGINEERING, INC., 500 Fortune Drive, Milford, MA 01757; telephone (508) 478-2025 or toll-free 1-800-253-8518;  fax (508) 478-3582; or e-mail

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