Next week a distinguished group of powder metallurgy (PM), metal additive manufacturing (AM), and tungsten and hardmaterials experts will meet to organize the programs for WorldPM2020: World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials; AMPM2020: Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference; and Tungsten2020: International Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference to be co-located and held in Montreal, Canada June 27–July 1, 2020. While we wait on the full program, what else can be anticipated?
Registration has opened for MIM2020: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides—the only international powder and metal injection molding conference of the year. MIM2020 is a global conference and tabletop exhibition highlighting advances in the metal injection molding (MIM) industry. The conference will take place in Irvine, California, at the Hotel Irvine, March 2–4, 2020.
Dean Howard, PMT, president, North American Höganäs Co., a subsidiary of Höganäs AB, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania, has been elected the 30th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), succeeding John F. Sweet, PMT, FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. His two-year term began at the conclusion of the Federation’s annual Powder Metallurgy (PM) Management Summit and 75th Annual MPIF Business Meeting, October 26–28, 2019, in Miami, Florida.
The Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference is seeking papers covering the numerous developments that have taken place since it was last held in conjunction with WorldPM2014, World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials. Montréal, Canada, is gearing up to host the Tungsten2020 conference, alongside two additional co-located powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing conferences, at the Montréal Convention Center on June 27–July 1, 2020. The abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2019.
A revised edition of “A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing” was recently released. The publication contains nine existing MPIF Standard Test Methods that can be applicable for the characterization of powders used in metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, with an explanation of each standard. These standards, intended to present and clarify PM technology as an aid in conducting business, relate to those activities that concern designers, manufacturers, and users of metal AM parts.