Tech Talks: Materials

What to Know: Forming Thin Metal Parts


Metal parts are part of almost every electronic, rocket, and medical device. The parts need to be reliably precise in order for the application to work successfully. This Tech Talk examines the best practices of forming a photochemically etched metal component.

Topics include:

  • The major methods of metal forming
  • The types of tooling needed when forming thin metal
  • The material dimensions, tolerances, and features achievable through forming


Casey Guzik, Tool & Die Manager, Fotofab


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media