From heat exchangers to fuel cell plates, electrical contacts to intercoolers, we provide the renewables industry with precision solutions for environmental applications

Our chemical etching expertise enables us to provide the sustainability and renewables industry with the highest quality, high-precision solutions for environmental applications which are both cost-efficient to produce and which also feature superior properties.

  • short lead times
  • burr-free components
  • precision at a micro-scale
  • consistency
  • complex designs

When made using traditional methods, solutions can lack structural integrity, have low power output, are thick and bulky, come with high manufacturing costs and are vulnerable to rust. Our etching process is highly controlled and offers several advantages, including the avoidance of stress, contact, burrs and heat which can alter the properties of metals.

solutions

Our solutions for sustainability include:

intercoolers

We work with leading manufacturers to produce intercoolers for fuel-efficient applications, reducing waste and improving economy.
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fluidic channels

Fluidic channels manipulate a small amount of fluids using small channels with sizes ten to hundreds micrometres. Surface tension, energy dissipation, and fluidic resistance start to dominate the behaviour of the fluid and used to benefit a number of industries.
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heat exchangers

We produce complex designs with a precision of ±25µm and with a low tooling cost. The process significantly reduces limitations on channels, ridgetops, headers, collectors and port features. Similar plates are used in applications such as cold plates, cooling plates, printed circuit heat exchangers and heat sinks.

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electrical contacts and connectors

Custom electrical connectors and contacts manufactured by Tecan include contact springs, microwave antennae and spring finger contacts used on circuit boards.

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fuel cell plates

As a high-precision fuel cell manufacturer, we offer a wide range of materials and plating as well as complex design options. Chemical etching (also known as acid etching) allows us to use a large variety of materials and by using double-sided etching we can maximise material surface area.

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see also:

Our sustainability page

Fuel cell plates application note