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Our process is unmatched in precision. We will work with you to ensure your component allows your finished product to perform as needed. The first step is a finished component that meets the exact specifications of your design.

  • Metal thickness: Up to 0.100”
  • Channel depth: Up to 030” deep
  • Channel width: Minimum of .006”
  • Mesh hole minimum diameter: .006”
  • Plate length and width: Up to 24” x 48”
  • Linear dimension tolerances: +/-10% of channel depth


We are able to create your component out of a number of practical and durable metals, including stainless steel, copper alloys, and aluminum. Our experts can help you determine the right material.

  • Stainless steel
  • Monel
  • Aluminum

How Photochemical Machining Can Reduce Prototyping Costs for Hydrogen Electrolysis

Photochemical machining (PCM), also known as photochemical etching, can be a game changer when it comes to prototyping flow field plates for hydrogen electrolysis and hydrogen fuel cell stacks.

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Photochemical Machining | Photochemical Etching | Hydrogen Electrolysis | Hydrogen Production Through Electrolysis | Flow Field Plate

Capabilities to Support Your Exact Needs

When compared to stamping or forming manufacturing methods, our photochemical machining has efficiencies built into every step of the process to produce precise and complex metal bipolar plates and meshes with ease.

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Consult with a Technical Sales Expert About Your Bipolar Plate Requirements

At Switzer, we know the world is going to adopt hydrogen fuel cell usage rapidly during the next five years. You need a partner who can produce in bipolar plates for high volumes to keep up with that demand. A consultation with our sales team is more than a quote, because Switzer does more than make your parts. Schedule your consultation to discuss:

Material Consultations
Prototype Assistance
Streamlining Supply Chains
Cost Efficiency & Savings
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Your Fuel Cell Specialist is

Paul Eppolito

Business Development at Switzer

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