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Mastercut Photo Chemical Machining

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PCM (Photo Chemical Machining) is the process of creating precision parts through the selective removal of almost any type of metal using chemicals.

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Photo Chemical Machining

  • This process offers endless opportunities to designers and engineers, since complex shapes are as easily made as a simple hole.
  • Prototype parts can be obtained in a short period of time, and the customer need not incur the high cost of conventional hard tooling.
  • Production parts can also be fabricated, using the same tool just as quickly.

PCM parts have the following benefits :-

    •  Tooling costs are low 
    •  Designs can be complex 
    •  Material remains free of surface burrs 
    •  No change to material hardness, grain structure or ductility


PCM is employed in many types of industries such as:

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Computer
    • Consumer
    • Decorative
    • Electronics
    • Mechanical
    • Medical


What Kind of Materials Can Be Etched?
Some common materials that can etched in thickness from 0.05 mm to 1.2mm include:

    • Alloy 42
    • Beryllium Copper
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Carbon Steel
    • Magnetic Alloys
    • Nickel Silver
    • Phosphor Bronze
    • Stainless Steel
    • Spring Steel
    • Kovar


What Shapes Can Be Etched?

  • Etchable shapes are, generally, any configuration larger than the thickness of the material.
  • When you give us the size of your parts, we'll help you select a material that is compatible with your application.
  • All etching is accomplished on flat surfaces. After etching, forming achieves any final three-dimensional configuration you may need.