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Daily Schedule

Monday, March 2

PIM Tutorial

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)


Randall M. German, FAPMI,
German Materials Technology

This optional course, which requires a separate registration fee, is an ideal way for anyone looking for a solid grounding in the technology of PIM to obtain a comprehensive foundation in a short period of time.

Topics that will be covered include:

Introduction to the manufacturing processes: feedstocks, molding, debinding, sintering, and finishing

Definition of what constitutes a viable PIM component Selection of materials based on components expectations and required properties

Assessment of the critical features of dimensional accuracy and material performance

Comparison of PIM to competing technologies

Review of the economical advantages of PIM

New applications, emerging markets, and examples of products never thought possible in net-shape manufacturing until PIM.


5:00–6:00 p.m.

Open to all conference and tutorial attendees.


Monday, March 2

8:00–9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

PIM Tutorial (includes lunch)

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Tour (Offsite at ARBURG)

Tuesday, March 3

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Program (includes lunch)

5:00–7:30 p.m.

Tabletop Exhibition / Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 4

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Program (includes lunch)

Case studies will be presented throughout the conference.

Tuesday, March 3


The Question: Is MIM There Yet?
Randall M. German, FAPMI, German Materials Technology

The foundations for Metal Injection Molding started soon after plastic injection molding. But process control and other details were missing. Success, both technical and financial, required decades, so there was no benefit from being first. Once the mystery on the technology disappeared, MIM expanded rapidly. In this talk some of the historical key points are identified in terms of who, what, why, when, and where. Some of the most significant developments trace to answering a few difficult early questions.

Effect of Grain Size in Granulated MIM Feedstock
Kimberly R. Cullian, ARC Group Worldwide

Model for Thermal Debinding of MIM "Green" Parts for Higher Production Rate Operations
Harb S. Nayar, FAPMI, TAT Technologies

Ideal Sintering Ceramic Setter Designs for MIM Components
Sachin Malgave, Indo-MIM Pvt. Ltd.

MIM 465 Stainless Steel as an Alternative to 17-4PH
Michael Stucky, Norwood Medical

Comparison of Ti-6AL-4V Fabricated via MIM and Binder Jet Printing
Joseph Grohowski, Praxis Powder Technology Inc.

Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of Magnetic Alloys Fabricated by MIM
Mary Kate Johnston (Peng Yu), Sandvik Osprey Ltd.

Two Additive Metal Processing Platforms and Their Impact on Metal Injection Molding
Animesh Bose, FAPMI, Desktop Metal




These presentations will take place intermittently throughout the day on Tuesday, March 3

MIM2018 Exhibitors

5:00–7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 4

MIM2018 Exhibitors

Effect of Humidity on the Flow Properties of Metal Powders
Martin Laloux, GranuTools

The Effect of Hot Working MIM Components
Brodie Van Allen, ARC Group Worldwide

Injection Molding of NdFeB Magnets Using 3D Printed Molds
Tejesh Charles Dube, IUPUI

Fabrication of Soft and Hard Magnetic Components by Metal Injection Molding
DaSeul Shin, POSTECH, Pohang University of Science and Technology

3D Printing of Metals and Ceramics
Jan Sumerel, BASF

Gas Flow Optimization in the MIM Sintering Furnace Using CFD Simulation
Nelson Brito, Verder Scientific

Power Injection Molding Process for Manufacturing a Hexagon Shape Piezoelectric Micropillar Arrays
Hyeok Jun Kwon, POSHTECH

Advanced Corrosion Studies of Laser-Powder Bed Processed 420 Stainless Steel
Luke Spenlau, University of Louisville

What Effects have MIM Materials Made on Consumer Electronics Devices?
Mike Guthrie, Foresee

Heat Cycle Optimization for Additively Manufactured D2 Tool Steel
Mats Persson, Höganäs AB

Profile Extrusion of Highly-Filled Polymers with Tool Steel for Sintering
David Handl, Montanuniversitat

Influence of the Infill Orientation and the Powder Content on the Properties of Zirconia Parts Produced by Fused Filament Fabrication
Philipp Huber, Montanuniversitat

Binder-Jet Printing: Meeting the Standards of Metal Injection Molding
James W. Sears, Carpenter Technology Corporation

Polymer and Powder Characteristics Influencing MIM 2200 (FN02) Rheology and Molding
Dwight Webster, Advanced Metalworking Practices

Application of Advanced Materials in 3C Products
Shin Lee, UNEEC

Metallurgical Considerations with Respect to Cracking of H13 Mold Inserts Produced by Pulsed Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Edem Dugbanoo, McGill University

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Making Up Can Be Harder! (Tales of Atomising and Sintering)
Martin Kearns, Sandvik Osprey Ltd.


**Programming is subject to change

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Student Presentation To Be Announced

Innovation is responsible for the rapid growth of the powder injection molding industry (metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding, and cemented carbide injection molding), a nearly $2 billion advanced manufacturing industry. This conference will provide a venue for the latest technology transfer.
Sponsored by
MPIF and APMI Logos

Metal Powder Industries Federation:

APMI International
105 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540 USA

Phone: (609) 452-7700

Email: info@mpif.org

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.
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