About the Photo Chemical Machining Institute

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The PCMI was founded in 1967. Quickly added to the membership list were companies from USA, England, Germany and Japan. This was the beginning of what is now a truly an international organization. Today we have members in 19 countries on 6 continents, representing what has become a multimillion dollar industry.

International presence

There are now members in Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and The United States.

What makes us different

PCMI is different from most trade associations and professional societies because it represents a broad cross-section of all segments of the photo chemical 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.

Training and education

The PCMI is helping these companies grow through our technical sessions and the articles that appear in the PCMI Journal. Technical sessions are held in the US , Europe and Asia. The Journal is published twice a year and contains papers delivered at these sessions as well as articles of common interest drawn from other sources. All members are urged to submit articles for publication.

Regional representation

To keep more active on a regional basis, PCMI has active established Chapters in Europe, New England (US) and Southern California (US). The PCMI Chapter in Asia is currently being established with recent meetings in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Our members

The majority of these member companies are classified as “regular” members. These are companies that manufacture parts for resale using the photo chemical machining process. Membership within PCMI is categorized as follows: Regular Membership; Allied Membership; Associate Membership and Technical Liaison Membership. Representatives from all companies serve on various committees and are eligible to serve as an Officer or as a member of the Board of Directors.