Publications

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.

Available to purchase

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.

Free publications for members

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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The PCMI Journal is the official publication of the Photo Chemical Machining Institute. Its purpose is to serve the needs of the PCMI members: to keep you up-to-date on PCMI…

Fall 1991 Etching as Architecture: A New Mural by Norman Achroyd, AKA, RE The mural in the entrance hall ofRed Lion Court, London SE1 is the outcome of a remarkable…

Electroforming and Chemical Milling of Perforated Products: A Comparison Spring 1986 Summary Among the various technologies available for the production of perforated flat metal products, such as stamping, spark erosion,…

Summer 1988 Etching AISI 316 Stainless Steel with Aqueous Ferric Chloride-Hydrochloric Acid Solutions Introduction Although stainless steel foils are the most frequently etched class of ferrous materials, published information on…

Etching of Amorphous Alloys Winter 1986 Recently amorphous alloys have become more important. Quite a number of alloys are commercially available nowadays. Suppliers include Allied Chemicals (tradename Metglas), Vacuum Schmelze…

Winter 1996 Fine Line Etching of Lead Frames Lead frame manufacture has become onc of the fastest growing segments of the photo-chemical machining industry teday. Much of the interconnect circuitry…

Spring 1987 Fine Line Chemical Milling with Aqueous Dry Film During my ten years of selling dry film, whenever I was given a new dry film to test, the first…

June 2004 Fine Lines in High Yield: Dry Film Photoresist Components and Their Functions Non-chemists involved in printed wiring board (PWB) fabrication are often mystified by the variety of chemistries…

Winter 1990 Ferric Chloride in Copper Etching The etchant of choice for the production of intaglio and relief Images in copper has been, and is, ferne chloride, in aqueous solution.…