Azimuth Systems - Press Release 10-21-2008
Fotofab Opens New Forming Facility
capabilities and faster lead times
Dan SimaPhone: 773-463-6211
– October 2, 2008. For over 40 years, Fotofab has been known for making precision metal parts with
industry leading quality and lead times. With etching turnaround times as short as 1 day, Fotofab has turned their
eye to the wide variety of secondary operations they perform, opening a brand new forming facility. Although
forming is not a new process for Fotofab, the new facility will allow them to do it faster than ever, continuing
to meet the most demanding schedules.
The new, 6000 square foot facility is located in Elk Grove, IL, just a short drive from Fotofab’s
Chicago facility, minimizing transit time. Because Fotofab’s customers depend on them for low tooling costs,
Fotofab uses equipment that only requires an inexpensive tooling set-up for most jobs. This makes Fotofab an
ideal source for rapid prototyping, while 20 presses are capable of supporting large production requirements.
Fotofab also offers fast delivery on plating, assembly, passivation, electropolishing, and a variety of
other secondary operations. An ISO 9001:2000 company, their commitment to quality ensures that parts arrive on
time and per print. Contact a Fotofab representative today for design assistance and a fast quote.
Founded in 1967, Fotofab continues to refine the photochemical machining process (also known as chemical
etching or milling) to produce custom precision metal parts in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
A veteran supplier to the aerospace, automotive, defense, electronic, telecommunications, and medical
manufacturing industries, Fotofab is among the leading suppliers of precision metal parts including RF/EMI
shields, electrical contacts, screens, connector housings, fuel cell components, and more. Fotofab is ISO