7 Major Advantages of PCM vs. Conventional Process
Photo Chemical Machining Offers many Advantages all of which can be translated into cost savings and better product reliability.
LOW COST TOOLING
Other processes require elaborate and expensive machine tools. Tooling for photochemical machining is done primarily through a series of photographic steps reducing tooling costs yet achieving higher accuracy. Tooling cost can be as little as 1/10th of that required for other processes . since there are no cutting tools and therefore no tooling wear (millionth part is identical to the first) by means of which maintenance cost of tools is totally eliminated.
SPEED OF DELIVERY
Due to the nature of tooling, lead-time from design approval to finished parts is cut down to only a few days. so our process can save you thousands of rupees by delivering the parts much faster, than by any other method.
UNLIMITED DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
Parts Whose design is too complex and irregular and therefore, "impossible or uneconomical" to produce with standard manufacturing techniques ,can be produced just as easily, quickly and effectively as simple ones. Thus photochemical Machining provides unlimited design flexibility.
INTEGRITY OF METAL PROPERTIES
The molecular Structure of the metal is not affected by our process No strains or stresses are induced. Furthermore the photo Chemical Machining process does not alter the hardness, grain structure or ductility of the metal worked.
A change in design means no more than a change in the drawing and film. Design changes are easily made at low cost, saving great losses due to obsoleted tooling as in other Processes.
Since blanking is achieved "chemically" rather than mechanically, all finished parts are completely burr free and as flat as the parent metal from which they are manufactured.
PROTOTYPE AND SHORT RUNS
Due to low tooling Cost, design of parts which will eventually be produced by Conventional stamping can be produced at a very low Cost . This makes Photo Chemical Machining the most suitable method for prototype production and short runs.