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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 Conference Center Hotel

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 rate:  $132/night


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

 

PROGRAM

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

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

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

PROGRAM

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

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 7
Registration & Continental Breakfast

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

Overview of Powder Metallurgy
John Engquist, FAPMI, JENS Solutions

Break

Metal Powder Production
Andrew Bettin, Rio Tinto Metal Powders

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

Lunch

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

Break

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

Penn State CIMP-3D Lab Tour and
Video Presentation of the Popcorn Press and Reception


TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
Continental Breakfast

Designing for PM
Scott Davis, Hoeganaes Corporation

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

Break

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

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

Lunch

Metal Injection Molding
Thomas W. Pelletiers, Kymera International

Isostatic Pressing Techniques
Chad Beamer, Quintus Technologies

Break

Penn State CISP Lab Tour 
www.cisp.psu.edu 
The Center for Innovative Sintered Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
Continental Breakfast

PM Material Standards
W. Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech

Break

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

Lunch

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.

GENERAL & HOTEL INFORMATION

 

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:

Registration fees will be refunded in full if a written request is received no later than Friday, July 7, 2023. Thereafter, written requests received up to Friday, August 4, 2023, will be subject to a $325 cancellation fee.  Registrants who fail to attend, and have not cancelled as noted above, are liable for the entire registration fee.

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.