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In 3 jam-packed days, participants will learn:

  • PM history, current practice and the future
  • Why PM is a preferred method for producing metal parts
  • The many applications that use PM parts
  • The fine points in designing for PM
  • How metal powders are produced
  • About MPIF standards and tests
  • Designs for compacting tools
  • About various secondary operations
  • How sintering develops functional properties
  • About metal injection molding
  • The latest high-tech PM technologies including metal additive manufacturing

Receive hundreds of dollars in books/standards!

Course Registration Fees

Registration Type
  Before June 30    After June 30
MPIF Member $1,795 $1,895
APMI Member $1,895 $1,995
Non-Member $2,095 $2,195

Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

There are a limited number of rooms available at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, to receive the group rate, please contact the hotel directly at 814-863-5000 and use Group Code BASI23A.

Hotel rate:  $132/night

For registration questions, contact Stephanie Schember, 609-452-7700 ext 114.



New for 2023, Included in registration:

Introductory videos shared prior to start of course covering PM metallurgy terms, alloy methods, properties of PM materials, and phase diagrams along with a video presentation of the Popcorn Press.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7                               (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)

  • Overview of Powder Metallurgy
  • Metal Powder Production
  • Testing, Characterization, and Mixing of Metal Powders
  • Basic Principles of Compacting
  • Lubricants in Ferrous PM
  • Penn State CIMP-3D Lab Tour

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8                            (7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

  • Design of PM Parts
  • Sintering Principles
  • Conventional Sintering Furnaces and Practices
  • Tooling for PM
  • Metal Injection Molding
  • Isostatic Pressing Techniques
  • Penn State CISP Lab Tour

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9                      (7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

  • PM Material Standards
  • Secondary Operations on PM Parts
  • Microstructures: How Do They Affect Our Parts?
  • Refractory and Hardmetals
  • Additive Manufacturing and Powder Metallurgy
  • Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up Discussion


*   Program subject to change


CO-CHAIRS: W. Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech
Harb S. Nayar, FAPMI, TAT Technologies, Inc.


Registration & Continental Breakfast

Welcome/Opening Remarks/PM Touches Your Life
W. Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech

Overview of Powder Metallurgy
John Engquist, FAPMI, JENS Solutions


Metal Powder Production
Julie Campbell Tremblay, PMT, Rio Tinto Metal Powders

Testing/Characterization/Mixing Metal Powders
Roland T. Warzel III, North American Höganäs, Co.


Basic Principles of Compaction
Mark Thomason, Gasbarre Products, Inc.


Lubricants in Ferrous Powder Metallurgy
W. Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech

Penn State CIMP-3D Lab Tour and
Welcoming Reception

Continental Breakfast

Designing for PM
Scott Davis, Hoeganaes Corporation

Sintering – Basics & Commercial
Harb Nayar, FAPMI, TAT Technologies, Inc.


Conventional Sintering Furnaces and Practices
Raymond Serafini, PMT, Messer North America

Tooling for PM
Brian Aul, JIT Tool & Die, Inc


Metal Injection Molding
Thomas W. Pelletiers, Kymera International

Isostatic Pressing Techniques
Cliff Orcutt, American Isostatic Presses, Inc.


Penn State CISP Lab Tour 
The Center for Innovative Sintered Products







Continental Breakfast

PM Material Standards
W. Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech


Secondary Operations and Powder Metal Parts
John Engquist, FAPMI, JENS Solutions

Development and Importance of
Microstructures in Ferrous PM Parts

Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Hoeganaes Corporation


Refractory Metals, Hardmetals, and Tool Steels
Michael T. Stawovy, H.C. Stark Solutions

Additive Manufacturing and Powder Metallurgy
Todd Palmer, CISP / PSU

Wrap-up & Thank You
Harb Nayar, FAPMI, TAT Technologies, Inc.



Course Sponsor:
MPIF is a federation of independent trade associations representing companies engaged in the application of powder metallurgy, including manufacturers of PM parts, metal powders, and PM processing equipment.

Registration Fee includes:

E-copies of Fundamental of Powder Metallurgy, Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials Processing, and Hot Consolidation of Powders & Particulates textbooks, Standards 35, and other literature, will be sent out via electronic links.

Certificate of course completion.

Hotel Accommodations: Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fees but MPIF has reserved a block of rooms at the special rate of $132 single.  There are a limited number of rooms available at the Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel, to receive the group rate, please contact the hotel directly at 814-863-5000 and use Group Code BASI23A.

Hotel Cancellation: Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged room and applicable taxes for one (1) night.

Seminar Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received through July 21, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after this date.

Special Needs: Attendees that require special arrangements or have a special need (dietary or physical), please contact Diane Haggerty (dhaggerty@mpif.org) in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Restrictions on Recording: No photography, or audio or video recording of presentations is permitted.

Code of Conduct Policy: Presenters, Vendors and all other Attendees at MPIF/APMI/CPMT events are expected to comply with instructions from staff members, and are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a courteous, professional and respectful manner, refraining from language and conduct that might bring discredit upon themselves, their organizations, and MPIF/APMI/CPMT. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to disrupting the businesslike atmosphere, harassment, discrimination, inappropriate language, failing to comply with local, state, and federal laws, and conduct that puts themselves and others at risk. This code of conduct applies to both official activities of the event and its program as well as to any informal and social activities taking place in connection with the event. Presenters, and any other Attendees who do not comply with this code of conduct may be removed from the event and barred from attending future MPIF/APMI/CPMT sponsored or co-sponsored events.

Consent of Photography:

MPIF reserves, and the registrant(s) hereby conveys to MPIF, the non-exclusive right to use the registrants’ name, likeness, portrait, voice and/or bibliographic material in order to advertise, promote and publicize MPIF’s Conferences.