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Video: Photo-chemical Etching Of Titanium Allows Burr-free Edges
This shaping process can process the expensive and difficult to form material titanium without energy input. Medical products made of titanium are free of burrs, without bumps and have a smooth surface. If these material properties have to be retained, etching technology offers many advantages compared to conventional processes such as punching, laser or water jet cutting. This means that there are no areas affected by heat during machining that result in undesirable stresses in the product. Digital tools are used to manufacture photochemically etched products. This significantly reduces lead times, design changes can therefore be carried out quickly and enable short set-up and reaction times in the face of rapidly changing market requirements.
At the Medtec booth, Precision Micro will show titanium implants for the skull area, components for implanted pacemakers and titanium-etched micro parts such as plugs, contacts, flat springs and grids for hearing aids. (qui)