IMI Installs Universal Alkaline Etch System

March 9, 2021, 4:19 pm Peter Bigelow

Haverhill, MA, March 8, 2021.  IMI, Inc. announced today that they have installed a UCE (Universal) Alkaline Etching Machine.  This sophisticated etching system will add to IMI’s capability and will enable IMI to continue to offer customers world-class etching and line/trace tolerances, especially critical for demanding RF/Microwave requirements as well as when fabricating on demanding PTFE laminates.  

The Universal Alkaline Etching Machine has upgraded handling for ultra-thin materials as well as sensors and controls to enable holding uniform tighter etching tolerances anywhere on the panel and consistently maintain the smallest line widths within the circuitry. 

Peter Bigelow, President & CEO commented, “The addition of this state-of-the art etching system will allow IMI to produce even higher technology product significantly faster than with our current technology. We chose this UCE Universal Alkaline system because of its solid track record and user friendliness, which assure our being able to continue to support the requirements, of our world-class customers faster and more efficiently.”

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About IMI Inc.

Founded in 1971, IMI is a leading provider of commercial and military, technologically-advanced printed circuit boards with significant expertise in fabricating on all types of PTFE/Duroid, polyimide, and more traditional FR-4 based laminates as well as mixed construction applications. Based in Haverhill, Massachusetts, IMI is MIL certified, ITAR registered as well as AS9100/ ISO9001 registered and focuses on leading Aerospace, Military, Medical, RF/Microwave and Industrial electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers from its Haverhill facility. For more information, visit