New England Chapter Dinner Meeting

Maintenance Tips For PCM Etching Equipment

Kirk Lauver from Chemcut Corporation gave a Maintenance Tips for PCM Etching Equipment presentation for the PCMI New England Chapter on Tuesday, June 20.  During the presentation Kirk discussed the following:

  • Lubricants for plastics and elastomer components;
  • Centrifugal pumps with a little pump science;

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Automotive Drives Precision Micro’s Growth

Automotive Drives Precision Micro’s Growth

The overarching objective of car manufacturers the world over is make increasingly clean and increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles. As such, the demand for Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi) systems is growing, as GDi systems dramatically reduce CO2 emissions.

 

The growth in the GDi market is staggering. In 2008 it was estimated that about 2% of cars built incorporated this technology, but recent predictions suggest that by 2020, 25% will include GDi systems as standard.

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Call for Presentations

PCMI Fall 2017 International Technical Conference
October 7 – 11, 2017
Italy

The PCMI Fall 2017 International Conference Committee is looking for speakers to make technical presentations. If you have an interesting program idea related to the photo chemical machining process, you are invited to submit an abstract proposal for consideration by the PCMI Fall 2017 Conference Committee.
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50th Anniversary Commemorative Journal Sponsorship Opportunity

50th Anniversary Commemorative Journal Sponsorship Opportunity

The Photo Chemical Machining Institute’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Journal will be published in January 2017. It offers friends of the PCMI and those active in the PCM industry throughout the world the opportunity to:

RECOGNIZE current and former company employees active in the PCMI and PCM industry over the past 50 years.

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Professor David Allen’s New Book

Prof Dave Allen

Professor Allen’s new book “Photochemical Machining and Photoelectroforming” includes some material from his old book “The Principles and Practice of Photochemical Machining and Photoetching” published in 1986 but now out of print.

However, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated and also includes new Chapters covering phototooling, metal preparation, photoresists, ferric chloride, cupric chloride, etchant regeneration, etchants for precious metals, stainless steels, magnesium, titanium, difficult-to-etch materials, aluminium, chromium, molybdenum and tungsten, process control, PCM products, electrolytic photoetching, photoelectroforming and its products.

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