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International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides

Virtual Event  ~  February 22–25, 2021


Daily Schedule

    Programming is subject to change


General Information Registration Exhibitor Information & Registration Schedule

Monday, February 22, 2021

   PIM Tutorial

   9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 

   Mathew Bulger, ATPM Consulting
   Former MIMA President

   This course, included with the MIM2021 registration, 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.

Tuesday, February 23

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST

Design for Manufacturability - Quality, Innovation and Value, Metal Working for Surgical Instruments  

Steve Santoro, Executive Vice President with MICRO - a full-service contract manufacturing organization specializing in precision medical components, sub-assemblies, and complete devices for laparoscopic surgical procedures – will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday. Santoro will highlight the benefits of metal injection molding (MIM) including design and commercial considerations manufacturers need to consider for minimally invasive surgical instruments, parts, and products. He will discuss their Design for Manufacturability approach, especially in relation to how it helps to optimize MIM with secondary processes, such as machining, and to achieve effective and cost-efficient results for customers. Modern techniques combined with innovative engineering is how MICRO delivers high quality devices for its customers, and the patients they are helping. 


New Approach for Digitizing MIM Parts Production
Frank Petzoldt, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

A Virtual Simulation Approach to the Sintering Process
Gabreil Geyne, Sigmasoft

Comparison of Copper Powders for Metal Injection Molding
John L. Johnson, FAPMI, Novamet Corporation

Comparison of Materials Properties of 316L & 17-4PH Manufactured by Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes of Laser – Powder Bed Fusion and Binder Jet.
Paul A Davies, Sandvik

Relation between Shear Rate and Particle Concentration in Metal Injection Molded Parts
Kaushik Manek, SIGMASOFT Plastic Services, Inc.

Adapting Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Feedstocks For 3D Printing of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Structures via Metal Fused Filament Fabrication (MF3)
Kameswara Pavan Kumar Ajjarapu, University of Louisville

Effects of Precipitates on High Temperature Tensile and Fatigue Behavior of Inconel 718 Alloy Manufactured by L-PBF
Jungsub Lee, Gyeongsang National University

Wednesday, February 24

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION scheduled for 1:00 p.m. EST

Cobra Golf applications for MIM and Metal Additive Manufactured components

Bryce Hobbs, Mike McDonnell and Ryan Roach with Cobra Golf - a leader in golf club innovation, manufacturing and design – will be the keynote speakers on Wednesday.  Cobra Golf is widely recognized as an innovation leader in the golf sports industry.  The presentation will detail how the shift to Metal Injection Molding technology led to Cobra Golf being awarded multiple Golf Digest’s Hot List Gold Awards for best game improvement irons.  The speakers  will discuss the benefits of metal injection molding such as improved feel, precision and shape of the irons as compared to traditional forged irons.  Continuing with innovation, the trio will conclude their presentation detailing their next generation of design which involves Metal Additive Manufacturing technologies. 


Powder Injection Molding (2C-PIM) Two Components of Stainless Steel 17-4PH and Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (3YSZ)
Abu Bakar, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

CIM Processing Strategy to Boost Functional Properties of Ceramics
Gemma Herranz Sánchez-Cosgalla, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha

Review of High Temperature Performance Gas-Atomized Alloy Powders for Metal Injection Molding & Additive Manufacturing
Paul A Davies, Sandvik

A Comparison of MIM Case-hardened MIM 8620 and Hardened MIM 100Cr6
Markus Schneider, GKN Sinter Metals

Solvent Debinding: Comparing the Overall Efficiency of Traditional Debinding Solvents to Modern Azeotropic Solvent Mixtures
Venesia L Hurtubise, MicroCare Corporation

Stainless Steel MIM Feedstocks with Enhanced Interfacial Interactions
Tabea Chiara Zirnig, Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Mechanism Analysis of Liquid - Liquid Doping and Fabrication of High Properties of W - Zr(Y)O2 Alloys 
Fangnao Xiao, FEMTO-ST Institute, Department of Applied Mechanics

Thursday, February 25

MIM2018 Exhibitors


Powder Injection Molding of Titanium Alloy - Wollastonite Composite 
Norhamidi Muhammad, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Metal Injection Molding of a 17-4 PH Stainless Steel: a Comparative Study of Mechanical Properties
Ronald Machaka, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Medical Grade Ceramic Injection Molding: Strategies to Control the Manufacturing and Quality of Dental and Orthopedic Implants
Moritz Messmer, CeramTec

Utilizing Machine Vision Technology for MIM Part Quality Inspection
Douglas Kaercher, ARC Group Worldwide

Evaluating the Impact of Varied Print Parameters, Debinding, and Sintering Process Conditions on Filament 3D Printed 17-4 PH Parts
Nate Woods, BASF

Expansion on the Effects and Practicality of Hot Working MIM Components
Brodie Van Allen, ARC Group Worldwide

3D Printing Injection Mold of Manufacturing Magnets and CFD Model Simulation of Injection Process
Xuehui Yang, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Binder Jet Fusion or Metal Injection Molding, Which Technique Best Suits Your Product?
Nathan Jump, University of Utah


Student Presentation To Be Announced

Student Presentation To Be Announced


Your registration fees includes access to the PIM Tutorial at no additional cost.   All presentations including the PIM Tutorial will be available on demand until March 5, 2020. 


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