Chemical etching and chemical milling are both metal removal processes. The value of such techniques is that they assist in the metal removal or profiling of components that are designed with multiple faces or complex shapes.
For such components, which may be difficult or costly to machine down to finished size and tolerances, Gee chemical milling plant offers a remarkable accurate alternative. Expressed simply, this is because by the placing of components in a bath and moving chemicals all around their complex profile, metal is reduced evenly in all dimensions. This obviates some or all of the need for designing specialist tools to get into awkward corners.
Obviously the control parameters in such an operation are critical. There are five key criteria – the concentration of the solution, its temperature, additive dosing volumes, the time the parts are in process and the agitation of the solution.
All of these can be placed in the safe hands of the Gee Total Operations Processing System – TOPS, which provides the absolute levels of monitoring and control that are demanded by high-technology industries such as aerospace. It is an information source as well as a control system – recording and providing the customer with a full understanding of all necessary dynamic data management information.
The data so captured by TOPS provides full product traceability and meets the requirements of stringent international certification standards, including NADCAP, the National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Programme.
Gee’s Electroplating and Metal Finishing experience is wide and varied. Follow the link below to obtain details on specific applications and case studies.
Each case study had its own challenges to which a Gee solution was found and instigated.
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