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We are always keen to include PCM related news and events, that would be of interest and benefit to other members and visitors to this website.

If you would like your news to be published on our news page, please contact Catherine Flaherty by phone: (508) 385-0085 or email: cflaherty@pcmi.org.

Spring Conference Turned Fall Conference 2020

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Due to the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, PCMI’s Spring 2020 Conference scheduled to be held in Köln, Germany has been postponed until October 17 – 21, 2020. The now Fall 2020 Conference will still be held at the Lindner Hotel City Plaza.

If you registered for the Spring Conference and/or made a hotel reservation and have a question, please contact Katie at katie@pcmi.org,


The Conference will feature two full days of technical sessions for the PCM industry, networking with colleagues from around the world and the opportunity to explore emerging PCM technologies.

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“Photochemical Machining and Photoelectroforming” Book Now Available!

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Professor David Allen’s Photochemical Machining and Photoelectroforming is available for purchase today!

This second PCM-focused book, written by Professor David Allen, incorporates all aspects of modern PCM technology and includes a chapter on photoelectroforming (PEF). This book also covers phototool production, automation, process control and environmental compliance issues relevant to today’s industry.

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SCHMID Group News

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SCHMID Group installed first PlasmaLine comprising ICP etch & sputter deposition of its Korean JV SCHMID AVACO atHofstetter PCB AG in Switzerland.

It is PlasmaLine D-R tool intended for process development and small scale production (up to 20 half-panels per hours for upgraded tool).

PlasmaLine is a series of modular inline plasma systems for touch-free, simultaneous double-sided or single-sided vertical processing of high end HDI+ PCBs and IC substrates with a capacity of up to 4 panels/min.

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Chemcut News

Chemcut is pleased to announce that TriChem Technologies will now be representing Pre and Post-Sales support of Chemcut wet processing equipment in Illinois.

TriChem has been representing Chemcut equipment in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky since 2004.

Owner, Terry Barringer is well versed in the industry and has proven exceptional support of Chemcut equipment as well as all of the many offerings provided by TriChem Technologies.

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Precision Micro Certified to ISO 13485 for Medical Device Manufacturers

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Precision Micro is one of only two companies globally to be certified to ISO 13485 for medical device manufacturers, and this news emphasises the value of this accreditation for medical device OEMs, and also details the sort of medical applications that Precision Micro are expert in on behalf of an array of medical manufacturing companies across the world.

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Newcut earns As9100D with ISO9001 certification



Newcut is pleased to announce achievement of As9100D with ISO9001 certification.

The internationally recognized AS9100D Quality Management System standards enlarges the requirements of ISO 9001 to meet the rigorous demands of the aerospace and defense industries.

This certification reflects Newcut’s dedication to meeting and exceeding the increasingly stringent industry requirements and commitment to continuous improvement.

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PCM Educational Session for Students and Faculty Added for Fall Conference

The Fundamentals of Photochemical Machining PCM for Engineers and College and University Students

PCMI will conduct a class at the International Fall Conference designed for students and faculty. The session will include a presentation of The Fundamentals of Photochemical Machining (PCM) for Engineers and College and University Students PowerPoint.

The presentation will provide a complete overview of PCM manufacturing, plus outline the benefits of the process.

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