Plating & Forming

Micro Forming

This high precision machine has been purchased specifically to manufacture quality components where small, thin parts are required. Parts can either be laser cut or chemical milled to your specification, then formed using this state of the art machine.


Mastercut press brake can fold items up to 3mm thick. Featuring a backstop for repetition and accuracy this machine is a great addition for us to supply a complete project. We can either fold hard folds, or like the video here, step fold to achieve a larger radius.

Custom Forming

Mastercut designed and created this forming jig from scratch. Its sole purpose is to form a customer's precision part, by bending the tabs to a precise angle. The jig is fully automated and requires the press of one button to complete the process. The design also includes a variety of safety features, including an emergency stop button.


Etched parts can be plated in a variety of finishes (gold, nickel, tin etc.) and then formed to your specifications. Whilst most plating is performed out of house, we can arrange the parts to be sent directly to the plating company in the format they require.

Components can be formed either by conventional tooling or etched fold lines which allow forming by hand.

The Photo Chemical Machining process allows the fabrication of parts with complex shapes and features that are impossible to duplicate by other methods without expensive tooling.
Depth-etch bend lines allow forming without tooling by the customer or the factory.

Chemical Etching can be combined with Laser Cutting to produce intricate shapes with fine tolerances in quantities ranging from prototypes to large production runs.