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PM Magnetic Materials and Testing Seminar

October 25–26, 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana


Sintering Seminar Classroom


Fee includes course registration, lunches, and breaks
  Advance by Sept 15      After Sept 15
MPIF member $1,400 $1,500
APMI member $1,500 $1,600
Non-member $1,700 $1,800


  • Learn about the vast PM magnetic materials that are available; how to test these materials; and their market potentials
    • PM Soft-Magnetic Alloys
    • Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC) Materials
    • Sintered Permanent Magnets
  • Learn testing of magnetic materials
    • Copper wire wound toriods
    • AC and DC analysis
  • Explore AC and DC, electric motor and other electrical device applications
  • This seminar has been designed for individuals that have a minimum understanding of powder metallurgy (PM) magnetic materials and their properties.  The training starts with a broad introduction of magnetic terminology and builds the attendees understanding of the unique properties of magnetic materials.   The seminar includes 4 hours of hands on training in the Magnetic Physics Laboratory measuring and analyzing magnetic fields of PM magnetic materials including sintered PM,  soft magnetic composite (SMC) materials, and permanent sintered magnets.     


Register for the Seminar

Registration Questions?

Contact Stephanie Schember or call 609-452-7700


Program Chairmen - Chaman Lall, MPP (retired)

* Lunch and Breaks will be provided during the Event both days.

Wednesday, October 25

Starts at 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Welcome and Seminar Introduction

Fundamentals of Magnetism

  • Nomenclature and types of magnetic materials

Soft Magnetic Sintered Materials

  • The benefits of Soft Magnetic Sintered Materials & how can they benefit from the PM process
  • Applications of Soft Magnetic Sintered Materials
  • Processing of Soft Magnetic Sintered Materials

Magnetizing and Characterization of Magnets

  • Testing of Magnetic Materials
  • Magnetizing and Characterizing of Magnetic Devices

After Lunch 50% of the class (10 attendees) go into the Laboratory at Magnetic Physics to get hands-on magnetic testing training using Magnetic Physics equipment.

The other 50% of student continue classroom training.

Soft Magnetic Sintered Materials

  • Explaining MPIF Material Standards for Soft Magnetic Sintered Materials
  • Review of the different compositions of Soft-Magnetic Alloys and how alloy, density, and processing affect magnetic properties.
  • Review of processing for MPIF Std 35 Soft-Magnetic Materials
    • e.i.: FY-4500-20V, 20W, 17W, 20X, 17X, 20Y, 17Y
  • Review of the properties in Std 35, max. coercive field strength, field intensity and density, and permeability.

Soft Magnetic Composites (SMC) Materials

  • Types of materials available
  • Typical properties and applications
  • Advantages and PM processing
  • Application examples

Processing of SMC Materials

Review of MPIF Test Standards for Magnetic Material

Thursday, October 26

Starts 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

50% of the class (10 attendees) go into the Laboratory at Magnetic Physics to get hands-on magnetic testing training using Magnetic Physics equipment.

Other 50% of student continue classroom training repeating Day One PM presentations.

Permanent Magnet Powders

  • What they are and how they are different from soft magnetic materials
  • Processing of Permanent Magnetic Materials

Hard and Soft Magnetic P/M Materials Applications


The seminar technical presentations will start at 8:00 am at:
The Balmoral House
10101 Hamilton Hills Lane
Fishers, IN 46038

Hands-on training will take place after technical presentations at:
Magnet-Physics Laboratory
6330 E 75th St
Suite #224
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Registration Fee includes:

  • Course registration and e-copies of speaker handouts
  • Registration includes e-publications of MPIF’s Soft Magnetism, MPIF Standard 35-SP - 2020  Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts, and MPIF Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products - 2022
  •  Lunch and breaks
  • Certificate of course completion

Advanced Registration

  • Take advantage of the advance registration discount by registering before September 15, 2023. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, September 15, 2023, to qualify for the reduced rates. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by e-mail within 10 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.
  • If you are registering multiple people from your organization, please contact Stephanie Schember for assistance.

Seminar Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received through October 13, 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 in advance so that arrangements can be made.


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.


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.

No Camera


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


Recommended hotels: 

Courtyard Indianapolis Castleton, 8670 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250   (3.4 miles from Magnetic Physics)

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northeast/Fishers, 9785 North by Northeast Blvd, Fishers, Indiana, 46037 (3.7 miles from Magnetic Physics)

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 (5 miles from Magnetic Physics)

Courtyard Indianapolis Fishers, 11550 Whistle Drive, Fishers, Indiana 46037 (6.4 miles from Magnetic Physics)