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What is the PCMI library?

The PCMI produces a number of publications each year, that are designed to help manufacturers of PCM deliver greater benefit to their customers and the businesses they represent.

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Electronic copies of journal archives and general PCM related information are all available to members and non members to purchase, at a minimal cost via the library.

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As part of the PCMI membership, members receive technical journals for FREE. Simple use the coupon code given to you when you checkout. If you have misplaced this code, please contact Catherine Flaherty by phone: (508) 385-0085 or email: cflaherty@pcmi.org.

The publications

The publications cover a broad range of subjects from process information and latest equipment technology through to market applications of the PCM process. If you have any questions about your order or the products we offer in our store, be sure to contact us.

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This Journal contains the technical papers and presentations from the Spring International Conference held at the Elite Grand Hotel in Gävle, Sweden.

September 2001A Comparative Performance of Test Dry Film Photoresists on Stainless SteelThe objective of this study was to determine and quantify dry film photoresist performance differences in a photochemical machining application under standard…

A Comparison of Analytical Procedures of Ferric Chloride Etching Solution Spring 1986 The purpose of this exercise is to standardize the techniques that are used to analyze ferric chloride etching…

Fall 1996 A Comparison of PCMI Southern California Chapter MembersThe controversi~"Metal Products and Machinery" (MP&M) effluent proposals are the result of a lawsuit filed by the NatiOjal Reserve Defense Council…

Winter 1998 A High Resolution, Positive Working Dry Film Photoresist Abstract A positive work" g dry film photoresist designed for either acid etch r electroplating applications is presented. 5 Jlm…

Summer 1997 A New Etch Resist for Photochemical Machining TECAN, a mid-size photo chemical machining and electro-forming company in Southern England, was looking to replace their cyclic poly-isoprene based resist…

June 2001 A Process to Measure the Resolution Capabilities of PCB Imaging Equipment 1be use oCne\' imaging equipment in conjunction with older machines can cause confusion within the imaging department…

Spring/Summer 1995 A Range of New Environmentally Friendly Electrophoretic Coating Processes Regulations afound the wocld are becoming increasingly stringent regarding the use of toxic materials and those regulating what materials…

Spring 1990 A Supplier's View of Ferric Chloride Etchants The 1980s saw the end of ferric chloride as a significant etchant in the printed circuit industry. The PCM industry remains…

Dec 2009 A SWOT Analysis of Photochemical Machining (PCM) and Photoelectroforming (PEF) Management of business activities is complex, but fundamental to success. One business tool that can help organisations to…

June 2007 A Technical and Economic Comparison of the Photochemical Machining of AISI 304 and AISI 201 Stainless Steels With Ferric Chloride Etchants INTRODUCTION The retail price of alloys is…

Acid Copper Plating for Electronics Winter 1983 Now that we have gone through a typical process, let me talk about two benefits from it that we are all interested in.…

Acid Copper Plating for Electronics Winter 1983 Now that we have gone through a typical process, let me talk about two benefits from it that we are all interested in.…

September 2004 Advanced Chemical Process Control Chemical Sensors and Automatic Analysis: Part Two (This article is a continuation ofan article that appeared in the PCMI Journal in June 2004.) INTERMEDIATE…

June 2004 Advanced Chemical Process Control Chemical Sensors and Automatic Analysis: Part One I don t have to tell anybody that times are tough! In addition, when they re tough…

Spring 1998 Advancements in Exposure, Registration and Productivity Our industry demands improved quality with higher productivity to meet competitive pressure. It is not a choice but a matter of survival.…

Fall 1988 Advances in Dry Film Resists Since solvent dry film resist was first introduced in 1968, the demands on dry films have been ever increasing. Initially the demands were…

March 2009 Advances in Manufacturing Process Involving Photolithography: A Review of Recent Developments Worldwide While well-established PCM and PEF processes are the primary concerns of the PCMI membership, there are…

December 2003 Advances in Wastewater Treatment Photo Chemical Machining (PCM) is a manufacturing process that plays a key role in the production of countless precision and decorative parts, such as…

September 2000 Alternatives to Contact Printing When we think of alternatives to contact (or proximity) printing, laser direct imaging (LOI) comes to mind. However. there are many alternative approaches being…

March 2002 An Efficient Method for Nickel Removal from Iron Chloride Solutions Ferric chloride solution is widely used in the photochemical machining (peM) industry for etching nickel-eomaining alloys and stainless…

An Eye to the Future: An Open Letter Summer 1984 In the last 'Letter from the Presiden!,!l) Chet Poplaski referred to Bill Lehrer's vision of 1990 with "continuous (PCM) lines…

An Intense Examination of the Second Phase of the Round Robin Test Program Fall 1984 EDITOR'S NOTE: [ssUE NO. 10, FALL 1982 of THE JOURNAL has the ROUND ROB[N Test…

An Update on Applying Photo Chemical Machining January 1981 Photo chemical machining can increase the product designer's chances for achieving personal on-the-job success...phot chemical machining can help corporations improve their…

Dec. 1999 Application of Machine Vision in Photo Chemical Machining. Part Two: Applying Machine Vision: An Integrator's View A machine vision system integrator views the world differently than a component…

Sept .1999 Application of Machine Vision in Photo Chemical Machining. Part One: Machine Vision Equipment, A Manufacturer's View Machine vision is a pragmatic business. It is about making money by…

Winter 1998 Aqueous Resist Development Considerations for Fine Feature Resist Image Formation Introduction Dry film aqueous processable photoresists are used to define etched features in a variety of metals in…

Aspects of the Present Status of PCMI in Japan Fall 1983 My subject is "ASPECTS OF THE PRESENT STATUS OF reM IN JAPAN". I obtained information on this subject through…

Assessment of Three Methods Supplied by the PCMI, for the Determination of Free Hydrochloric Acid Content in Ferric Chloride Etching Solutions Spring 1986 Hugh McCallion, Photofabrication (Svs.) Ltd.

Spring 1983 Automated Semi- and Fully Aqueous Photoresist Stripping Systems I would like to trace the role of photoresist as it has emerged throughout the years and its pivotal role…

December 2003 Better Phototools - Clean Machines Do employees treat the photo lab as a meeting room? If so, they may be inadvertently spreading contaminants - and reducing yields. 10…

Fall 1992 Capability Analysis & Statistical Process Control Applied to Photochemical Machining Using the concepts of Cp and CPk this paper demonstrates, with the aid of worked examples, that Capability…

September 1999 CBF = Cheaper - Better - Faster ...are tbe words that best describe the goal in production today. Customers demand the highest quality. want it just in time.…

June 2005 Characterisation of Aqueous Ferric Chloride Etchants Used in Industrial Photochemical Machining Ferric cbloride (FeCI3) is the most commonly used etchant for photochemical machining (PCM) but there is a…

Chemical Milling Gives Boost to TV Age Chemically milled components used in prototype cathode ray tubes have made a large contribution to the development of the Sinclair miniature tv. During…

Dec. 2000 Chemical Polishing of Metal Alloys, or Knocking off the high spots Chemical Polishing is, in simple terms, a selective dissolution process by means of which the high points…

Fall 1988 Chemically Machining the New York Throughway One of my responsibilities involves the proper disposal of waste etchant material. We dispose of roughly 70,000 gallons or almost 400 tons…

Dec 2007 Choice of Manufacturing Techniques for Fabricating Metal Aerospace Filter: A guide to process choice for design engineers With recent advances in manufacturing techniques, aerospace system designers have new…

Winter 1996 Clean Stripping of Dry Film Photoresists on Non-Copper Surfaces Dry film photoresists have been used in photochemical machining since their advent for printed circuit boards in the 1960's.…

Winter 1997 Cleaning in the Chemical Milling Industry Before I begin, I want to comment that my company has had a lot of success selling cleaners to the Chemical Milling…