Press Release Summary:
Filter screens area avaiable made from 0.001 in. thick stainless steel with 0.002 in. diameter holes. Applications include screen print stencils, hydraulic valves, medical devices, particle separation, sugar filtration, and various other critical filter processes. Stainless steel screens are photochemically etched from solid piece of stainless steel, which provides dimensional stability and reliability over extended periods of time in demanding environments.
Original Press Release:
Hutchinson Technology Announces Availability of Thinner, Finer Feature, Stainless Steel Filter Screens
Hutchinson Technology Inc (HTI), an industry leader in manufacturing precision components, announced the availability of thinner stainless steel filter screens with smaller features. The company recently introduced filters on 0.025mm (0.001") thick stainless steel, with 0.055mm (0.002") diameter holes for volume production. Prototypes are available with even smaller hole sizes. The company has been providing filter screens for over ten years on stainless steel material that typically ranged from 0.040mm (0.0016") to 0.250mm (0.010") thick.
Applications include screen print stencils, hydraulic valves, medical devices, particle separation, sugar filtration, and various other critical filter processes.
The stainless steel screens offer enhanced strength and more uniform hole size compared to alternatives such as wire mesh, because they are photochemically etched from a solid piece of stainless steel. This improves their dimensional stability and reliability over extended periods of time and in demanding environments.
HTI has been able to achieve extremely high density hole patterns through tight process control. For example, one product currently being produced in volume contains a hole density of over 23,000 holes per square cm (178,000 holes per square inch), with .055mm (0.002")hole diameter. This design provides approximately 55% open area on the screen for this particular design, but hole density and percent open area are readily tailored to customer-specific design needs.
HTI is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 registered manufacturer of precision components. They specialize in helping customers reduce their form factor, or fit more functionality into reduced form factors, by miniaturizing components. HTI has been a leader in precision photoetching for over 40 years. The company produces over 700,000 square meters of photodefined products annually.
Company: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
Contact: Dan Roach, Business Development Manager