Advanced Chemical Etching Limited

Advanced Chemical Etching Limited (ACE) is one of the largest specialist metal component manufactures in Europe, innovating and developing a number of new manufacturing processes to meet the needs of their National and International customers.

ACE has scientifically developed innovative new processes to etch corrosive resistant exotic materials including Titanium (TiME), Nitinol, Elgiloy, Inconel and Aluminium (ACmE), alongside more everyday materials including the various Stainless Steel grades, Coppers, Mild Steel etc.

Advanced Chemical Etching’s bespoke manufacturing facility in Telford is equipped with the latest production machinery, a dedicated laboratory that is continually developing new process parameters, all complemented by a full range of the latest state-of-the-art measuring equipment.

The manufacturing production facility is designed for the flexibility required to serve the specific demands of its customers, for many different types of components, with over 1500 available material types. The company has pioneered the development of its photo etching technology, mechanical forming as well as many other in-house processes appreciated by customers in many industries includes Electronics, Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Military, Precision Engineering, Renewable Energy and other ‘High Tech’ industries.

Since their inception 15 years ago ACE has been at the forefront of the Photo Etching industry by constantly challenging the normal process route. By undertaking continuous research and development, new chemistry and process capabilities are constantly being developed for the manufacture of competitively priced burr and stress free 2 and 3-D components into a wide variety of industry sectors. From prototypes through to pre-production, and ultimately volume production, ACE is able to supply bespoke components in short timescales utilising low cost digital photographic tooling. Their reputation of service and quality leaves their competitors standing.

ACE currently holds ISO 9001, ISO14001, as well as a host of customer accreditations and is currently working towards securing TS16949 and AS9100 to support increasing business in the Automotive and Aerospace sectors. Through continuous Quality Improvement they seek to provide levels of quality that exceed their customers’ expectations. Close liaison with the customer at every stage ensures full traceability and allows ACE to offer value design and manufacturing, often securing significant cost downs in the process.

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