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.
PCMI represents a broad cross-section of all segments of the photochemical machining and electroforming industry’s technology. It includes companies that are manufacturers and companies that are users of photo chemically machined parts, as well as companies that supply raw materials, equipment and services used to produce its products.
Chemcut Corporation manufactures wet processing equipment for the photo chemical milling and printed wiring board industries. Equipment is available for cleaning, developing, etching, resist stripping and drying.
Driven by the philosophy that innovative laser- and contour etching creates new and diverse possibilities, we have become the initiator and trendsetter in this production technique for a large number of companies in Europe.
PCM Products etches all alloys of metals from .100″ to .0001″ thick and also parts as wide as 54″ to hundreds of inches long.
Certified to AS 9100C/ISO 9001:2008 and ITAR Registered. Photochemical etching thin metal parts to custom specifications. Offer in-house forming, laser welding and mechanical soldering. Will take responsibility for other value added services.
“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.
“Every PCMI meeting I attend provides insights and hints to improve the processes used back at our shops and factories. The wealth of information exchanged at these meetings is invaluable. Time saving shortcuts and formula tweaks are but a couple of valuable perks I have brought home.” Phil Greiner, Design Engineering Manager, PEI
"The most important thing for me at the PCMI is networking.
Having the right contacts, based on trust and integrity, mutual problems may change into mutual benefits."
Harrie Knol, Manager,
"When I first purchased my PCM company, the only knowledge of chemical etching that I had was what I had learned from visiting my uncle’s circuit board company.
I joined PCMI shortly after I purchased my company. Over the years the PCMI technical sessions and the chance to learn and talk with other owners and suppliers at meetings has contributed to my firm's growth and profitability in an environmentally friendly manner.
The cost of PCMI membership has been well worth the money."
Jerry Williams, President,
United Western Enterprises, Inc.
Camarillo, California, USA
"I joined PCMI in 1994 when my company was just a small local job shop encountering dozens of daily problems for which we were ill equipped to solve. As we developed relationships with other PCMI members, they shared their experiences and we learned to work more effectively and efficiently.
Today I only have to make a few phone calls to my PCMI friends and I can get answers to pressing problems right away. PCMI membership and conference attendance has proven to be of great importance to the growth and development of my company."