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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.

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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Dec 2006 Effects of Anti-Puddling Pre-Etch on Etch Uniformity for Chemical Machining Etchant puddling on the top surface of large panels is an effect that has been known for many…

Effects of Mixing of Air with Etching Solution on Characteristics of Spray Etching Fall 1985 Introduction - It is an old and a new problem to be solved to reduce…

Winter 1993 Electrochemical Machining and Its Use in Finishing of Electrodischarge Machined Dies Dies and molds are now commonly produced by electrodischarge machining (EOM), the sparks in the process eroding…

Fall 1997 Electrochemical Micromachining of Shape Memory Alloy Sheets In development of micro electromechanical systems, shape memory property has been recognized as an excellent canddate for microactuators. Some devices driven…

Spring 1987 Electroforming Plating can be roughly divided into three main categories -plating for decorative purposes, plating to resist or prevent corrosion, and plating for functional purposes. One more, relatively…

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,…

Electrolytic Photoetching Summer 1982 In the Eastman Kodak literature of the 1960s many references are made to electrolytic photoetching as an alternative process to the more conventional methods of PCM,…

Summer 1987 Electrolytic Photoetching and Its Applications The technique of electrolytic photoetching involves production of a resist stencil on a metal sheet by standard procedures used in the photochemical (PCM)…

Electrolytic Photoetching of Vitrovac 6025 for the Production of Magnetic Recording Heads Spring 1985 Work carried out in 1959 at the California Institute of Technology yielded a novel gold-silicon alloy…

Spring 1981 Electrolytical Regeneration Processes of Common Etchants Chemical etching has become an important part in the production of shaped parts, printed circuit boards, and chemical machining. A good etching…

Spring/Summer 1995 Electronic Photoresists for Printed Wiring Board Application The trend toward higher density, finer line circuit board geometries continues in Japan as elsewhere. While 150 - 125 flm lines…

Dec 2009 Electronically Releasing Adhesives The 600 pound I-beam is suspended above the ground, held securely in place by a single square inch of an epoxy adhesive. The two metal…

Spring 1990 Electrophoretic Photoresist for Chemical Machining During the last 30 years, resists supplied to the etching and plating industries have been both evolutionary and revolutionary. Initially the commercial products…

Summer 1990 Electropolishing of Stainless Steel: Meeting the Materials Requirements for Today's Demanding Applications Electropolished stainless steel materials are finding increasing use in high purity gas lines, medical devices, and…

March 2001 Energy - Is your company in control? It is my intention not to tell you what to do, but hopefully to make you think and see some potential…

Winter 1988 Environmental Auditing: Management's Key to Effective Environmental Compliance Environmental auditing can be management's key to effective environmental compliance by assessing ones status with a myriad of changing regulatory…

Summer 1993 Environmentally Safe Dry Film Photo Resists Background As more industries move toward "green" products and environmentally friendly processes, it is important for the photochemical machining industry to examine…

EPA Regulations Impacting PWB Manufacturers Winter 1984 The IPC has been interfacing with EPA on details of these guidelines for over 10 years. Many industry experts have made contributions to…

Spring 1990 Equipment Used in the Powderless Etching Process Both these topics relate to one of modern technology's most exciting and fascinating discoveries; the Selective Etchant, or the Undercut Inhibitor.…

June 2009 Ergonomic$ Pay$: Return on investment with a proactive ergonomic program Are you seeing an increase in ergonomic related injuries to your employees? Does the cost and effort needed…

June 2000 Etchant/Panel Interface and Its Effect on Etching (and What You Can Do About It) As most of us who depend on some form of etching for making a…

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…

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…

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…

Evaluating the Registration of Mirror-Image Photoresist Stencils July 1981 For the production of photoctched metal parts, by etching through an adherent photographic stencil, the minimum size of hole that can…

Examination of Etched Samples from Round Robin Test Phase II Spring 1985 Preparation of Samples for Scanning Electron Microscope Evaluation was completed by Dean Thayer and Charles Ring of Interconics,…

Summer 1992 Experience with Ferric Chloride Regeneration Introduction As stated in other publications, e.g~ by David Allen (ReL I), the need for recycling our chemicals rapidly rises as the environmental…

Federal Right to Know Act Summer 1984 Department of Labor / OSHA Published in the Federal Register November 25,1983, Vol. 48, No. 228, Rules and Regulations Title: "Hazard Commumcation" (29…

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.…

Summer 1997 Ferric Chloride Regeneration Via Oxygen The printband manufacturing operation at IBM Endicott consumed large quantities of ferric chloride etchant. This etchant is used to selectively remove material from…