Datum have provided stainless steel for photo chemical machining (PCM) companies for many years. The supply to this market has helped refine the specification of materials that Datum purchase.
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No - Standard Stainless Steel: Unsuitable for Photoetching
Defects (including – burrs, discolouration, inclusions, pits, blisters, chatter marks, crown, dish, camber, lap, ripple, wavy edges, coil set, twist)
|Coil set, wavy metal or dents||Photoresist coating||Loss of registration and detail|
|Thickness (gauge) variation||Optimum etching time unknown||Over or under etching|
|Too large grain size||Loss of resolution in etching features||Loss of accurate product|
|Surface scratches||Photoresist coating||Etch into scratch producing cosmetic defects on product|
|Inclusions||Pits, pimples – etch at different rates||Loss of resolution in product|
Yes - Datum Stainless Steel: Photoetching Quality
|Flatness||✓||Datum has the tightest flatness tolerances in the market for edge wave and centre buckle|
|Uniform thickness||✓||Datum provide material to +/- 2% thickness – the tightest in the market|
|Grain size||✓||Datum Phd is produced with a 7-10 microns grain size|
|Uniform surface finish||✓||Each individual sheet from Datum production is visually inspected for surface defects.|
|Inclusions||✓||Datum materials are produced with a homogenous grain structure and extremely low impurities|