multi-technology solutions

Each precision manufacturing process has its pros and cons. For example, where one method can achieve >10µm tolerance capability, another can reach 2µm feature resolution, but this may be at the expense of speed and cost.

With more than 5 decades of innovation in photochemical etching (PCM) at our core, Tecan continues its pioneering mission. We are proud to bring together the best features of both PCM and laser machining to deliver the finest precision parts to overcome the limitations imposed by using each technology on its own.

This delivers clear advantages across methods of manufacturing:

Instead of


Instead of Achieve
>10µm tolerance capability 2 to 5µm feature resolution
Edge profile constraints Straight edge cuts
Purely subtractive Laser welding
No Ti capability Ti machining capability
<2mm thickness <5mm thickness
Low throughput High throughput
Slow Rapid
High cost per feature Low cost per feature
Rough edges Burr-free

As a result, Tecan can develop and produce bespoke solutions across a variety of metals which not only deliver critical features that a single process cannot achieve in isolation, but also maximise cost effectiveness and technical capabilities.

As a single point source for complex components with highly precise features -even if they need forming and assembly – we can help you overcome even the most difficult design challenges.

See also our design-led approach where we help you put even the most complicated designs into production to complement high-spec, prestigious brands, environments and interiors.

multi-technology manufacturing application note

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