Conferences, Training and Promotion


PCMI Conferences

The hallmark of PCMI is its technical conferences, held twice a year, generally in the United States and Europe. The conferences provide presentations and technical papers, research results, discussion of industry trends and a tour of a PCM facility or other manufacturing operation.

Conferences feature two days of PCM technical sessions, networking with colleagues, facility tours, and the opportunity to explore emerging technologies.

The conferences also provide the opportunity for suppliers to give presentations on new products and other developments. Importantly, the conferences provide an opportunity to meet personally with members of the industry and develop meaningful personal relationships.


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The A-Z of Photochemical Machining
Presented by David Allen, Emeritus Professor
Cranfield University

The PCMI employee development webinar gives PCM companies the educational tools needed to provided new workers with the knowledge necessary to perform effectively..

This short course has been specifically designed to educate employees with limited practical experience or theoretical knowledge of PCM. The course covers the basics of the PCM process through all its stages from “Design” to “Finished Product”.

The course covers 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 is intended as an enjoyable experience in addition to being an educational exercise.

Click here for more information on the Short Course.

Click here to view a sample of the Short Course.

Order your own Short Course here!



The Educational and Promotional Packet provides an introduction to PCM for teachers of engineering and manufacturing technology.

The packet includes

  • A Power Point presentation prepared by Emeritus Professor David Allen designed for teachers to introduce PCM to engineering students;
  • An animated video providing an overview of the PCM process;
  • Sample etched parts representing a cross section of the wide range of parts that can be produced by PCM; and,
  • PCMI educational publications including: Photo Resists in Photo Chemical Machining Applications; Terms and Definitions in PCM; and, Choosing the Right Tool for the Job.

The packet is available to PCMI members.

For more information, contact our Executive Director, Catherine Flaherty by phone: (508) 385-0085 or email: