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Photo Chemical Machining for Precise Parts

Photo Chemical Machining

Photo Chemical Machining (PCM) is a metalworking process that produces precise parts in thin metal. Using a photographic process the image of the shape is developed on a resist laminated sheet metal. The unprotected surface of the metal is chemically etched away resulting in a close tolerance part.

The types of metals PCM works on:

Low cost tooling: PCM is a very economical option for the R & D or prototype phase of a project, as well as long run productions. Here's how you can save money by using a photo tool in comparison to other processes requiring hard tooling:

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