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PCMI represents a cross- section of all segments of the PCM industry.

The Photo Chemical Machining Institute (PCMI) is a collaborative, not for profit organization for manufacturers, suppliers and customers of the photochemical machining and electroforming industry.

Invest in your growth with opportunities for learning and networking.

PCMI offers annual conferences, regular webinars and trainings to help your and your PCM team acquire new knowledge and grow connections in the industry globally.

The pcm role in major industries:

Automotive

Parts in the automotive industry encompass a vast array of components, from engine parts to electronics, that collectively ensure the functionality, safety, and performance of vehicles.

Aerospace

Precision-engineered components that play a critical role in the construction, maintenance, and safety of aircraft and spacecraft, adhering to stringent quality and reliability standards.

Military

PCMI enables the production of intricate and precise components for defense and research applications, contributing to national security and technological advancement.

Medical

Provides a highly precise and versatile method for manufacturing intricate and custom medical device components, including implants, surgical tools, and microfluidic devices.

Energy

PCMI plays a vital role by crafting specialized components for renewable energy systems and power generation equipment. This technique facilitates the production of high-efficiency solar panels, wind turbine components, and intricate fuel cell parts, ensuring the seamless integration and optimal functioning of renewable energy technologies.

Electronics

By selectively removing material from thin metal sheets using photoresist masks and chemical etchants, this technique enables the production of complex electronic parts, such as printed circuit boards and lead frames, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in electronic devices.

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Resources are included in membership or can be purchased individually by non-members.

Upcoming Conferences & Webinars

Educational conferences and webinars play a crucial role in fostering continuous learning and professional development, enabling individuals to stay updated with the latest knowledge and trends in their fields.

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“The PCMI has been the go-to organization in my business’ operating space, notably industry networking nad education has exponentially been improved.”

Neil Walker | Managing Director, Tecan

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“Through the PCMI, we learned of Professor David Allen’s availability to perform an evaluation of etching facilities with a view towards enhancing operational efficiencies and otherwise lowering costs. David identified several opportunities for improving our operation that resulted in a measurable increase in our operating margin. After the cost of the evaluation, Conard’s savings justified the PCMI’s dues by a factor of 20 or more – per annum!”

Bill Fox, President | Conard Corp.