Daily Schedule

Monday, March 2

PIM Tutorial

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)


Randall M. German, FAPMI,
Professor Emeritus San Diego State University

This optional course, which requires a separate registration fee, is an ideal way for anyone looking for a solid grounding in the technology of PIM to obtain a comprehensive foundation in a short period of time.

Topics that will be covered include:

Introduction to the manufacturing processes: feedstocks, molding, debinding, sintering, and finishing

Definition of what constitutes a viable PIM component Selection of materials based on components expectations and required properties

Assessment of the critical features of dimensional accuracy and material performance

Comparison of PIM to competing technologies

Review of the economical advantages of PIM

New applications, emerging markets, and examples of products never thought possible in net-shape manufacturing until PIM.


5:00–6:00 p.m.

Open to all conference and tutorial attendees.


Monday, March 2

8:00–9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

PIM Tutorial (includes lunch)

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Tour (Offsite at ARBURG)

Tuesday, March 3

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Program (includes lunch)

5:00–7:30 p.m.

Tabletop Exhibition / Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 4

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Program (includes lunch)

Case studies will be presented throughout the conference.

Tuesday, March 3


The Question: Is MIM There Yet?
Randall M. German, FAPMI, San Diego State University

The foundations for Metal Injection Molding started soon after plastic injection molding. But process control and other details were missing. Success, both technical and financial, required decades, so there was no benefit from being first. Once the mystery on the technology disappeared, MIM expanded rapidly. In this talk some of the historical key points are identified in terms of who, what, why, when, and where. Some of the most significant developments trace to answering a few difficult early questions.

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Effect of Grain Size in Granulated MIM Feedstock
Kimberly R. Cullian, ARC Group Worldwide

Model for Thermal Debinding of MIM "Green" Parts for Higher Production Rate Operations
Harb S. Nayar, FAPMI, TAT Technologies

Ideal Sintering Ceramic Setter Designs for MIM Components
Sachin Malgave, Indo-MIM Pvt. Ltd.

MIM 465 Stainless Steel as an Alternative to 17-4PH
Michael Stucky, Norwood Medical

Comparison of Ti-6AL-4V Fabricated via MIM and Binder Jet Printing
Joseph Grohowski, Praxis Powder Technology Inc.

Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of Magnetic Alloys Fabricated by MIM
Mary Kate Johnston (Peng Yu), Sandvik Osprey Ltd.

Effect of Humidity on the Flow Properties of Metal Powders
Naveen Tripathi, GranuTools




These presentations will take place intermittently throughout the day on Tuesday, March 3

MIM2018 Exhibitors

5:00–7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 4

MIM2018 Exhibitors

The Effect of Hot Working MIM Components
Brodie Van Allen, ARC Group Worldwide

3D Printing of Metals and Ceramics
Jan Sumerel, BASF

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Gas Flow Optimization in the MIM Sintering Furnace Using CFD Simulation
Timm Ohnweiler, Carbolite Ger GmbH

Effect of Powder Size and Processing Condition on Mechanical Properties of MIM Ti6Al4V
Lei Chen, Shanghai Future High-tech Co., Ltd

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Student Presentation To Be Announced

What effects have MIM materials made on consumer electronics devices?
Mike Guthrie, Foresee

Heat Cycle Optimization for Additively Manufactured D2 Tool Steel
Mats Persson, Höganäs AB

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Binder-Jet Printing: Meeting the Standards of Metal Injection Molding
James W. Sears, Carpenter Technology Corporation

Polymer and Powder Characteristics Influencing MIM 2200 (FN02) Rheology and Molding
Dwight Webster, Advanced Metalworking Practices

Application of Advanced Materials in 3C Products
Shin Lee, UNEEC

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Alan Sago, MPP

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Martin Kearns, Sandvik Osprey Ltd.


**Programming is subject to change

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Student Presentation To Be Announced