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Publication Date: 10/1/2008
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Configurable Board Level Shielding from Tech-Etch
Standard board-level shielding. .
Plymouth, MA — Tech-Etch manufactures standard and custom Board Level Shielding using photo chemical etching which provides design flexibility while reducing cost. The process supports very intricate geometries without the need for expensive tooling. Economical one-piece designs use depth etch bend lines to allow easy hand forming.

For easy rework and component access, the two-piece designs with removable covers are produced using standard form tools, so the tooling cost is not passed on to the customer. To save both time and money, the company offers configurable PDF sales drawings for both single-piece and two-piece board level shields for download from its web site. The user first chooses through-hole mounting with pins or standard surface mounting. Depending on this choice, seam options and required dimensions are then filled in. Next, the metal material and finish are chosen. If desired, vent or access holes or slots are described, as well as depth etched part numbers or logos, all of which can be incorporated free of charge.

The standard two-piece design incorporates a unique, spring-finger style attachment between fence and cover. This design can be customized to almost any possible shape. Shields can also be supplied with an insulating layer of polyimide in the cavity. Multi-cavity designs are achieved by incorporating internal fences enabling multiple components to be shielded with the same part. Low Profile options are also available for portable, handheld applications.

Contact: Tech-Etch, Inc., 45 Aldrin Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 508-747-0300 fax: 508-746-9639 Web:

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