E-Fab plays an important role as a defense contract supplier by specializing in the production of state-of-the-art products, hybrid circuits, and thin metal parts for Mil-Spec projects and other defense applications. Our ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities fabricate these parts using PCM and photo-etching technologies.

We can handle complex jobs and unique challenges that require high-level solutions. Our engineers also assist our defense clients in the design and development of components by optimizing manufacturability while meeting cost and quality objectives.

Why Choose E-Fab for Your Defense Needs?

Since 1981, E-Fab has offered our defense contractor clientele reliable production schedules for superior quality photo-etched components using the chemical machining process. We have the capacity to work with regular materials as well as high-frequency substrates of varying breadths. Our capabilities include:

Tight Tolerances

We work with sheet dimensions of up to 24 inches in width and 48 inches in length, which includes the most common 12-inch by 9-inch size.

  • General tolerances are held to +/-0.001”, but we have the capability to provide tolerance of +/-0.0005”, depending upon various included features, design elements, and material type.
  • Our spiral trace capabilities include sizes as small as 1:1 ratio of material thickness, for which we can produce tolerances within +/- 0.0005”, depending on the material and features.

Material Stability

Material stability is critical to material bonding. Stable bonds require using materials with a matching Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) so that they expand and contract in precisely the same way, which produces an effective bond and ensures part stability.

Durable Parts

We distinguish ourselves in the industry by producing durable military etched parts that our clients can depend upon in critical applications. We ensure that the components we fabricate will perform as required within their installed environments, designing them to withstand conditions such as:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Extreme temperatures
  • High humidity

ITAR Registration

Our facilities and processes are compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), enabling us to serve a variety of defense contractors and applications with our ITAR compliant etched parts. We also have won the Defense Industry Supplier of the Year award three times from L3 Communications for our antennas, antenna elements, and arrays.

Defense Applications Served by E-Fab

We fabricate a variety of products to support defense applications, including:

  • Antennas
  • Antenna elements and arrays
  • EMI shielding
  • Micro contacts
  • Micro bumps
  • Microwave circuit components
  • PCB stiffeners and busbars
  • PCB jumpers
  • Sculpted flex circuits

Contact E-Fab Today to Learn More About Our Defense Capabilities

We are a custom manufacturer of metal part prototypes in service of a broad range of military and defense industry contractors. From our ISO 9001:2015-certified, ITAR-registered facilities, we offer precision etching; corrosion prevention; gold, silver, and tin lead plating; vacuum bonding; and dielectric screening. We also provide design and development support to facilitate cost-effective component manufacturing for our clients.

Contact us to learn more about the solutions available from E-Fab for your defense industry project.