The PCMI Virtual Conference was held from October 19 – 21, 2020. The Conference included live technical sessions that explored emerging technologies to enhance processes and operations, networking platforms, and on-demand access to all recorded sessions.
Special Thanks to Conference Sponsors
While live attendance is best, the virtual conference provided access to all educational sessions no matter what timezone you are in. All sessions were recorded and provided attendees with immediate access to the technical information, presentations and colleague-to-colleague group conversations.
The Virtual Conference offered networking with colleagues from around the world, that is so important to create and enhance business relationships. The Virtual Conference also provided opportunities for attendees to discuss and learn how COVID-19 has impacted the PCM industry.
For those new to the industry, the Virtual Conference provided a broad overview of the photochemical machining (PCM) process. For the seasoned professional, the agenda offered opportunities to explore new technologies that can enhance business operations.
Click here to hear Dr. Peter Jefferies, PCMI President,
invite you to attend the first ever PCMI Virtual Conference.
- The PCMI Virtual Platform gave attendees the change to attend the Conference without having having to travel and or pay for accommodation expenses generally required for PCMI international meetings.
- On the Virtual Platform you will find speaker information, session content, the schedule of presentations, sponsors, company listings, attendees, resources and event updates
- Click here to view the Virtual Conference Platform
Registration Fees Designed For All Levels
- PCMI created a fee structure for the Virtual Fall Technical Conference to give members the chance to register multiple staff members for one low price.
- A Corporate License was available for member companies if they register five or more employees The fee is just $700.
- With a corporate license, there was no limit to the number of employees that can register from one company to attend the conference and receive the conference recordings.
- The single-member registration fee was $200 per person, and for two-four registrations, the cost was $150 per person.
- PCMI offered a discount for non-members that have never registered personnel for a conference. If a non member company had never registered staff for a PCMI Conference, they were allowed to pay the single member fee.
- Click here for more corporate license information
Click here to hear Mike Lynch, former PCMI President,
talk about the value of the corporate license.
- The Conference sponsorship offered excellent value that augmented the networking generally provided by an in-person meeting.
- The virtual platform reached an increased audience and offered more opportunities to develop brand awareness and interaction with target customers in the PCM industry.
- Sponsor business networking took place at virtual trade show booth, customized to promote their product or services.The PCMI Virtual Conference Sponsorship Program cost only $500.
- Click here for more sponsorship information.
Technical Sessions (Sessions in red are linked to an abstract.)
- Manufacturing Bespoke Aesthetic and Functional Surfaces via Photochemical Machining, Electrolytic Photoetching and Electrolytic Photopolishing Techniques
- COVID-19 Group Discussion—Impact on Business
- Business Outlook: Global Electronics Industry
- Dry Film Resist Control Topics in Photo Chemical Milling Processes
- General Overview of PCM Equipment – Lamination | Exposure | Wet Process
- PCM Educational Session for Colleges and New Staff
- Introduction to Zapp Precision Metals for May 2021 Conference Facility Tour
- General Session Wrap Up | Social Breakout Session
PCMI Virtual Conference Committee
- David Allen, Cranfield University
- Phil Greiner, Photofabrication Engineering
- Peter Jefferies, Heatric, Division of Meggitt
- Eric Kemperman, Etchform BV
- Michael Lynch, United Western Enterprises, Inc.