Metal Powder Industries Federation

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Metal Powder Industries Federation

The Metal Powder Industries Federation is a federation of six trade associations representing various aspects of powder metallurgy (PM), metal powders, and particulate materials. Our mission is to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries.

Throughout its long history, MPIF has been a champion of this innovative technology, providing our member companies with valuable services that help advance the art and science of powder metallurgy while promoting technological benefits to prospective end users.

Looking for a Powder Metallurgy Fabricator or Supplier?

We've made it easy for you to find just what you're looking for when it comes to the fabrication of parts produced through PM processes, as well as to metal powders, process equipment, and services for the PM industry.

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PickPMFor detailed information on powder metallurgy processes, case studies, white papers, and a searachable directory of PM parts faabricators, visit

Global Powder Metallurgy Property DatabaseExplore this free interactive database, which provides material property information to help you make an informed choice about using PM materials.

Micrograph Website

Visit this reference for education and/or comparison purposes to aid parts manufacturers and the end-user community in the interpretation of PM microstructures.

2017 PM Technology Roadmap

2017 RoadmapDue to the significant advancements over the past five years, the PM Technology Roadmap has been updated. This 2017 update reviews current and future demands of key markets and identifies the technical barriers, challenges, opportunities, and priorities that will drive the PM industry's continued growth.

The main topics identified are:

  • High-density PM components
  • Processing of lightweight materials
  • Improvements in precision, accuracy, and variation control
  • Metal AM

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Basic PM Short Course

August 14–16, 2017 • State College, PA

The Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course is the powder metallurgy industry's longest running course. If you or your company's employees are new to the PM industry, this is the course for you. Learn More

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