wire wheel membrane sandcarving photoresist film

Term of the Week: Membrane

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A clear, thin layer on some types of photoresist films. The membrane allows for easy release of the film carrier and, once the film has been developed, holds the photomask together. The membrane disintegrates during the sandcarving process.