Fall 2018 Conference

PCMI FALL 2018 International Technical Conference
Hilton Long Beach
October 6 – 10, 2018

The PCMI Fall International Conference Committee will be held at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California from October 6 – 10, 2018.

PCMI expects some 75 people from around the globe to attend the PCMI Conference in California.

The PCMI conference technical sessions will be held on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9. The technical sessions should provide PCMI members and colleagues with information about new developments in the industry that will help them in their own businesses.




If selected as a conference speaker, you will gain visibility, contribute to the PCM industry, and to the educational component of the conference.

The Conference Committee will evaluate proposed programs based on the relevance to the industry, the presentation focus, the topic and speaker qualifications. To be considered as a speaker your presentation must be educational in nature and not a sales presentation.

For more information, please contact Cathy Flaherty – cflaherty@pcmi.org

Join the PCMI Fall 2018 Conference Committee

As a committee volunteer you help the Institute, make sure your company interests are heard and have more opportunities to network with your colleagues.

You may volunteer to serve yourself or you can nominate someone else from your company to serve.

The Fall 2018 Conference Committee will:

  • Develop the program agenda, the number and content of the technical sessions, and identify potential speakers;
  • Plan the pre-and/or post-conference programs, tours and social activities.

Click here to join the PCMI Fall 2018 Conference Committee.





Saturday, October 6, 2018 – PCMI Board of Directors Meetings

Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Pre-Conference Tour

Monday, October 8, 2018 – Technical Sessions & Annual Banquet

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Technical Sessions & Group Networking Dinner

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Facility Visits



Presentations Under Development

Additive Manufacturing – 3D printing — An Overview of the Process, the Advantages and the Problems

Effect of Metallurgical Features on Etching Performance. Further Practical Examples with Iron Nickel and Stainless Steel

AS9100 and ISO certification to the new revisions

Direct Imaging Technology For Photo Chemical Machining Industry

Equipment and/or Imaging Process

Interactive Group Discussion |  General Etching and Business Issues

Material Prep Before Coating

New Member Product and Services Showcase

Overview on the Micro Vu Platform and its Use for Measuring Flat Metal Parts

PCM of Nickel and its Alloys and the Measurement of Nickel Ion Concentration in Ferric Chloride Etchant

Social Media Marketing for the PCM Industry

Waste Water

Hotel Information

Reservation Cut-Off Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 (or when block is full)

Attendees can reserve their rooms under the group block using the web link or phone number and group code outlined below.

Reservation Link:


Phone number: 1-800-HILTONS

Group Name: PCMI 2018 International Conference

Group Code: PC2

Rate includes breakfast – Single: $184 — Double: $199.00