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Metal Shortages and Record High Prices

The prices on important resources such as steel are continuing to soar due to high demand and low supply. The pandemic had a negative impact on many industries which led to supply shortages on critical goods. As restrictions are lifted and businesses are returning to full capacity, the metal shortages are not only continuing, but…

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EMI/RF Shielding: The Part with Many Names

Radio Frequency Shielding EMI/RF shielding limits the amount of radiation that is transmitted from radio frequency equipment into the open environment. They are expertly crafted with conductive or magnetic material to reduce the electromagnetic field within a space in order to isolate electrical devices. Electromagnetic radiation can disrupt the signals of communication devices and medical…

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Medical Device OEM Partners with Switzer

Switzer was asked to chemically etch a metal component for a new generation of electronic medical devices. While the medical device OEM was local to us, they initially reached out to one of our partners for help with the program. However, the partner was unable to help and referred the OEM to Switzer as a…

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Etching EMI/RFI Shielding: We’re the Experts

Etching Experts Switzer uses a multi-step photochemical etching process to produce precision crafted EMI/RFI shielding units. Since 1988, we’ve established ourselves as a trusted supplier to thousands of large and small commercial and military contacts. We have the expertise needed to provide our partners with quality microwave related components with lead times they can depend…

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Success With Flexible Heating Elements

An aircraft equipment OEM needed chemically etched flexible heating elements for critical assemblies they produce. They need to ensure the equipment they manufacture endures high altitude flights without freezing. The OEM was already working with another photochemical etching company but the quality of the etched heating elements was low, and the deliveries were not dependable….

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Switzer’s Success in The Automotive Industry

At Switzer, we supply precision crafted metal components to numerous OEMs within a variety of industries. From aerospace-to-automotive, our expertise extends from above the clouds to on the road, and we never fail to deliver the quality the project deserves. Switzer Takes the Wheel Thanks to our hard work and continuous success in the industry,…

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Next Level Precision

Precision. Crafted. Metal. That’s Switzer. The photo chemical etching process allows us to make tight-tolerance, precision metal components as thin as .0005 inches. To achieve this level of precision, we rely on our 30+ years of experience and our measuring tools. The Keyence IM-7500 We have recently raised our standards and our level of efficiency…

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Stainless Steel for Food Processing: 304 grade vs 316 grade stainless

Stainless steel is a popular material for food processing because of its heat resistance and smooth finish. It can withstand high temperatures that are often used during the processing of foods, and it also has a protective, chromium-enriched oxide layer that protects against rusting. Chromium content is what makes steel considered stainless. Food-grade stainless steel…

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How Switzer Showed Support When the Community Needed It Most

Core Value: Community We help others succeed and celebrate their success. We respect, understand, and care for each other, the community, our vendors and our customers. Local Businesses Switzer was lucky enough to survive the difficult year of 2020. Sadly, the changes the pandemic brought effected some industries worse than others. Of these industries, restaurants…

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Engineer Feature: Jack Pilie

A member of Switzer’s team for now four years, process engineer Jack Pilie thrives off of the collaboration and problem-solving involved in the chemical etching process. Pulling from a wealth of experience, Jack offers insights onto the highlights of his work in the manufacturing industry. What is the most innovative project you’ve worked on? A…

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An update regarding Switzer’s production status at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.