Low-cost meshes, sieves and screens

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "Low-cost meshes, sieves and screens", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772dad.002



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Low-cost meshes, sieves and screens

Low-cost meshes, sieves and screens

Keywords: Tecan, Filters

Within OEM and precision manufacturing industries there exists an ongoing need for the provision of highly accurate meshes, sieves, screens, nets and filtering parts across a wide spectrum of applications. Dorset based Tecan believes its comprehensive range of specialised manufacturing technologies can produce cost-efficient bespoke products to satisfy virtually any requirement - including aerospace and electronics.

Products produced by the company can be simple or complex and contain holes of varying sizes and shapes dependent on the end-user requirements. Using highly accurate photo-chemical machining or photo-electroforming, mesh membranes can be produced as flat sheets, as flexible membranes, or in three-dimensional forms.

Unlike traditional woven products, the single-sheet screens do not have cross-over areas. This is thought to bring a range of benefits, including the elimination of contamination due to trapped debris, no delamination at the edges, consistent cross-sectional thickness and consistently accurate aperture sizes. The screens are said to be extremely durable and can have various surface textures - such as bright, semi-bright, matt, smooth or brushed. The production techniques are reported to be so accurate that hole sizes can be as small as 6 microns across - and there is no need for subsequent machining or polishing.

Fast-track, cost-effective solutions are offered, especially for prototypes, small and medium batch requirements. The company prides itself on an extensive proven capability and is keen to solve individual problems - ensuring optimum operational performance.

Details available from: Tecan Components Limited. Tel: +44 (0)1305 765432; Fax: +44 (0)1305 780194.

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