Microphoto & TPC

30499 Edison Drive, Roseville, Michigan 48066 | microphoto.net

Etched Metal Parts & Photo Etching Services

Microphoto was created in 1965 when the founders realized the need and importance for a company that could provide high-quality, cost-effective Photo Chemical Machining (PCM) to a rapidly growing marketplace. As an industry leader, they have now been providing quality services to satisfied customers for over 50 years.

The unique PCM process creates metal parts that, unlike traditional stampings, are burr-free, and without any recast layers that can result from Laser or WEDM processing. Microphoto can produce parts and features as small as .005" and up to 24" x 48" or larger. They can process a wide variety of materials in any temper from .0005" to .250" thick, including most Copper alloys (Beryllium Copper, OFE Copper, Phosphorus Bronze, Brass, etc.), Stainless Steel, Low and High Carbon Steels, Nickel, Aluminum, Flapper Valve Steel, Inconel, and many others.

Microphoto also provides "chemical milling" services that can reduce your stock material thicknesses to custom thicknesses as required. With their vast secondary process network, they can also provide "total project management" including NADCAP approved sources for heat-treating, plating, anodizing, passivation, and NOT requirements. They serve a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, medical device, electronics, automotive, decorative, and others.

Microphoto Company Highlights

Products - Photochemical Machined Parts

Custom Metal Etching: RF/EMI Shields, Lead Fames, Surgical Blade Blanks, Screens, Flat Springs, Wave Washers & Spacers, Nameplates

Formed Parts: Flapper Valves, Electrodes, Orthopedic Surgery Instruments, Gaskets, Covers

Prototyping: Assisted Design and Planning, Guidance on Material Selection and Thickness, Fast to Produce

Materials Processed: Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Beryllium Copper, Nickel


Photochemical Machining (PCM)

  • Metal Sheets up to 30″ wide
  • Thickness from 0.0005” to heavy gauge
  • Part Tolerances can range ± .001” to .010″

Metal Stamping

  • Press capacity up to 8 tons
  • Thickness from 0.001” to 0.375”
  • Flat Blanks and Formed Parts

Metal Laser Cutting

  • Two dimensional 3-axis up to 4000 watts with a sheet size up to 60” x 120”
  • Three dimensional 5-axis cutting up to 2000 watts in thicknesses up to .394 and a part size up to 120” x 60” x 40”

Additional Services

  • Wire E.D.M. Machining
  • Metal Thickness Reduction
  • NADCAP Heat Treating
  • Plating & Finishing

Industries Served







MIL-STD45208A Certified

MPI 2006 Registered

Conforms to:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 10012-1
  • NCSLZ 540-1
  • ITAR