Logo Name Acronym Type Country Website
ACE Advanced Chemical Etching Limited ACE SME UK www.ace-uk.net

Located in the centre of the UK’s manufacturing heartland, Advanced Chemical Etching Limited (ACE) is constantly stretching the boundaries of innovation in delivering solutions to some of the world’s biggest names.
The company specialises in the manufacturing of precision photo etched metal components for customers involved in aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical, fuel cell, telecommunications and more.
Their unrivalled ability to offer prototype components to pre-production and small volume fulfilment has also seen them increase their market share in aerospace, F1, fuel cells and medical – all industries that demand safety critical components and parts made in a full range of materials and tolerances.

Advanced Chemical Etching - Making the difference
Advanced Chemical Etching is a metal component manufacturer using a process that enables today’s product development engineers greater flexibility in design and short lead times, often taking just a few days.

Other benefits at a glance:
Low Cost Digital Tooling: The photo tool is more efficient and far less expensive than typical hard tooling.
No Hard Tooling: No major investment, no tool maintenance and repair costs required. Also no tooling delivery delay.
No Metal Stress or Part Deformation: Etched parts remain flat as the metal removal is achieved chemically, not mechanically.
Burr Free: Secondary de-burring operations are eliminated.
Material Properties: Remain unchanged, temper of metal is not changed thus magnetic property is not affected.
Excellent for Prototypes: Excellent precision, repeatability, accuracy and a quick turnaround. Engineering changes and modifications can be made quickly, easily, and inexpensively.


With their expertise in the manufacture of precision photo etched metal components, their knowledge about innovation and their experience in development work, ACE will play a key role in ensuring that the developed RenewX prototypes are a good balance between innovation, manufacturability and commercial success. This will allow the SME-AGs to develop a product that can be readily distributed or licenced to their respective memberships.

ACE will also be able to use their network in the heat exchangers field to disseminate the project.

PSC Member: Gary Marriot