PMPA is one of six trade associations
of the Metal Powder Industries Federation. Membership is open to any firm,
corporation or division thereof, that is presently engaged in the manufacture
and sale of PM parts, and which annually sells 25% or more of its output
on the open market.
PMPA members manufacture a broad range of parts, defined as any product
made from metal powders of any composition, fabricated by being first compacted
in a shaped die and then sintered.
The objectives of the association shall be to: constitute efficient management
and foster free competition in the manufacture, distribution and sale of
powder metallurgy parts by considering and dealing with problems affecting
the powder metallurgy industry as a whole; promote wider usage and improved
quality of PM parts; cooperate with governmental agencies so as to provide
within the scope of the association maximum service to the government at
all times; disseminate technical knowledge of the powder metallurgy process
to technical and educational organizations and institutions, and to the public
at large; take action necessary and proper for accomplishing the above purposes,
providing the action is in all respects consistent with the public interest,
public policy and laws of the United States and the several states.