The A-Z of Photochemical Machining
Professor David Allen presented a Short Course at the 2018 Fall Conference held in Long Beach, CA.
The course covered both technical and economic aspects of PCM and the “buzz words” of PCM from A to Z in an informative but light-hearted approach, as the course was intended as an enjoyable experience in addition to being an educational exercise.
The course was specifically designed to educate delegates with a limited practical experience or theoretical knowledge of PCM. The course covered the basics of the PCM process through all its stages from “Design” to “Finished Product”.
Particular attention was paid to:
- PCM products and the role of PCM in the economic production of parts,
- Liquid and dry film photoresists – how they are used and patterning techniques for the future,
- Chemical etching and the basics of etchant regeneration,
- Inspection, defects and quality control.
This Short Course will soon be available to PCMI members as an online webinar. More information coming soon.