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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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…

December 2002 Company Profile: Gebr. Schmid GmbH + Company For perfect printed circuit boards, chemical milling and LCD technology world-wide, Schmid offers a wide range ofproducts in any configuration to…

December 2003 Company Profile: HMS Pumice-Spray Machines for Ultra-Cleaning Micro Rough Surfaces Provide High Adhesion and Resolution Gerold Muller-Ensslin, HMS Hollmuller

Computerised Information Retrieval of Literature Relevant to Photo Chemical Machining (continued) Summer 1985 Dr. David Allen and Ms. Jane Arthur, Cranfield Institute of Technology

Spring 1981 Conductor Line Imaging Prior to 1968, when dry films were first introduced, two materials systems were employed in forming conductor lines onto substrates screen printing inks and liquid…

Winter 1997 Continuous Cleaning of Metallic Strip for Photochemical Etching BMC Industries, Mask Operations, deans and photochemically etches approximately 21x10 6 square meters of surface area in its continuous, aperture…

Winter 1995 Control of Negative Working Electro-depositable (ED) Photoresist Baths The electrodeposition of organic materials (also known as electrocoating or electrophoretic coating) is a technique well known in a variety…

Spring 1992 Conveyorized Electrolytic Cleaning Reverse current, electrolytic cleaning (or anodic electrocleaning) has been utilized for many years as a surface preparation technique in a variety of industries. Only recently…

Summer/ Fall 1994 Cooling Water Alternatives The most common method of supplying cooling water is the direct connection of the cooler to the water main. In this method the inlet…

Spring 1993 Copper Etching Economics Copper etching is very important in the electronics industry, particularly in the fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCBs). The thin electrolytic copper foil may be…

Fall 1991 Cupric Chloride Regeneration Etchant regeneration equipment for extending the life of copper and copper alloy etchants, is technically well defined. The equipment automatically provides accurate and simple monitoring…

September 2003 Design Considerations in the Use of Board Level Shields In today's electronic devices, increasing use of board level shields is appearing, especially in small, portable hand-held devices such…

Spring 1989 Development of the Application of Laser Diffraction Particle Sizing to Etchant Sprays The following paper was presented by Dr. David Allen at the 22nd Annual Winter PCM] Meeting,…

March 2006 Digital Etch Mask Printing Using Ink-Jet Technology Patterning Technologies Limited (PTL) is a technology integrator with extensive know-how and proprietary intellectual property for the application of inkjet printing…

Sept 2007 Digital Inkjet Printing for Etching Circuits: Putting the Pieces in Place for Printed PCBs The driver for using a digital inkjet printer to lay down a UV etch…

March 2005 Directly Printed Etchmask Patterning Technologies Limited has developed its patented etch masking technology for use in many different applications including photochemical machining. printed circuit boards, die cut tooling.…

Spring 1987 Disposal and Waste Treatment Considerations for Spent Aqueous Resist Processing Effluents Spent Resist Effluent How can I dispose of it? Does it contain TTO toxic organics? Does it…

Winter 1998 Dry Film Developing Tests Fan Nozzles vs. Cone Nozzles in an Oscillating Developer The goal in developing a dry film image has always been to completely remove the…

March 2009 Dry Film Imaging Considerations for Photochemical Machining Adhesion is the key to the successful etching of photochemical machining parts with dry ilm photoresist. Speciically, the imaging process must…

Fall 1989 Dry Film Resist Stripping Dry film photoresists have become the most widely used plating and etching resists for photochemical machining operations. They are classified into solvent, semi-aqueous and…

Fall 1991 Dry Film Waste Treatment: A Reliable and Cost-Effective Alternative to a Persistent Problem Typically, companies involved in both printed circuit board manufacturing as well as Photo Chemical Machining…

Economic Aspects of Regeneration of Etchants Winter 1986 The chemical machining industry, as well as the printed circuit industry, have long considered etching the backbone of the process. Consequently, much…