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Map3758 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States
Phone: +1 773-463-6211
Fax: +1 773-463-3387
Fotofab 50th Fotofab has been making custom metal parts since 1967 and working with leaders in the medical, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Using the process of photochemical machining (also known as chemical etching or milling), we are able to achieve lower tooling costs and quicker lead times than traditional manufacturing methods. Metal parts manufactured in the etching process can be turned around in as little as one day with extreme precision.

Fotofab is able to fabricate metal parts from sheets of Titanium, Stainless Steel, Tungsten, Brass, Inconel, and hundreds of other metals we etch. With a minimum order quantity of two sheets each at a maximum of 24 x 36 inches, both prototype and production runs are easy. Depending on your part design (through etch vs. half etch), we can produce parts ranging in thickness from 0.0001 to 0.125 inches.

Along with etching, Fotofab offers many value-added services. Common requests include forming, stamping, diffusion bonding, plating, and heat treating. These services are available to most Fotofab manufactured parts, depending on the feature requirements. We will work hard to deliver your parts complete and ready-to-use.

We strive for quality service throughout and are committed to the highest quality of metal etching services. We are currently ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified and ITAR registered. RoHS and non-RoHS compliance are available upon request.

We want you to trust us to do what we say and honor what we said.

Fotofab encoders       Fotofab shields       Fotofab screens       Fotofab etched and formed

Design Guides
Military & Aerospace
MilAero Design Guide - Fotofab
Medical Design Guide - Fotofab

General Design Guide - Fotofab
Established: 1967
Ownership type: Privately Owned
Charles Cohen, President
Michael Leff, VP Sales/Marketing
James Tankersley, Engineer Lead


Fotofab Facility Overview
Metal partsChemical etchingAcid etchingLaser etchingOptical encodersEncoderphotochemical machiningScreensFiltersHeat sinksFaceplatesRF ShieldsConnectorsOpto-mechanical partsLaser mounting componentsFiber optic guidesStainless SteelAluminumPlatingTitanium
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