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Daily Schedule

Monday, February 21

7:00–8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

PIM Tutorial 

Noon–1:00 p.m.

MIMA Membership & PIM Tutorial Luncheon

1:00–5:30 p.m.

MIMA Association Meetings

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 22

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:45 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

8:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Technical Session/Process & Product Innovation

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.


1:00–4:45 p.m.

Technical Session/Process & Product Innovation

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Tabletop Exhibition / Networking Reception

Wednesday, February 23

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Technical Session

12:00–1:00 p.m.


1:00–4:45 p.m.

Technical Session

4:45–5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks


MIM2018 Exhibitors


Case studies will be presented throughout the conference.

Monday, February 21, 2022   8:00 a.m.-Noon



   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.


**Click on the title of the presentation to see the full abstract**

Tuesday, February 22   8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Keynote Presentation
Medical Device Challenges for MIM and PM Components
Gary Jaworek- Senior Principal Engineer Johnson & Johnson, Medical Devices


Gary Jaworek is a Sr. Principal Development Engineer for the Med Tech division of Johnson & Johnson. Gary has been involved in new component development for medical devices for the past 19 years focusing on Metal Injection Molding as well as other metal and polymer manufacturing processes. Gary has had the opportunity to work with suppliers from all around world to meet the design requirements for J&J medical devices while striving to advance the technology for powdered metal components. Gary and his team were involved in two components awarded an MPIF design excellence awards for Medical Devices in 2011 and 2015. Gary is a certified J&J Blackbelt, PMP, with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration. 

Gary will share examples of current Johnson & Johnson products while providing information related to design challenges that are occasionally encountered when designing new components for robotic and hand held surgical devices.   These challenges include size, geometry, tooling and material processing concerns that need to be overcome.  Gary will also discuss how J&J has improved its speed to market and design processes utilizing metal additive manufacturing during its process development.   Lastly,  Gary will introduce some of J&J Sustainability Goals that they are working on both internally and with their suppliers.   


17-4PH Stainless Past and Present
Tim McCabe, OptiMIM

Metal Injection Molding of F75 (Co-28Cr-6Mo)
John L. Johnson, FAPMI, Novamet/Ultra Fine Specialty Products

Production of Permanent Magnets from Recycled Nd-Fe-B Powder Using the Extrusion Debonding Sintering Process
Stefan Rathfelder, Pforzheim University

Plasma Powder Production for MIM Applications
Jérôme Pollak,  Tekna

Role of Nitrogen and Other Minor Alloying Elements on Microstructural Evolution During the Heat Treatment of 17-4 PH Grade Stainless Steel
Derek J Shaffer, Pennsylvania State University

Comparison of Binder-Jet and MIM
Animesh Bose, FAPMI, Desktop Metal, Inc.

Material and Process Details Needed to Successfully Develop Debinding and Sintering Recipes for Binder Laden Metal Powder Components (MIM or AM)
Stefan Joens, Elnik Systems, LLC

A Review of Vacuum Induction Melting Inert Gas Atomization (VIGA) Technology as Well as Modified Efficient Water Atomized Technology
Jerome Stanley, North American Höganäs Co.

Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloy by Metal Fused Filament Fabrication (MF3)
Luke Joseph Malone

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

Exploring Automated Bending Process for MIM Part Dimensional Correction
Douglas Kaercher,  Arc Group Worldwide


Wednesday, February 23   8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

MIM2018 Exhibitors

Costing of MIM Components
Matt Bulger, ATPM Consulting

Solvent Debinding: A Comparison of the Overall Efficiency of Traditional Debinding Solvents to Halogenated Azeotropic Solvent Mixtures. 
David Ferguson, MicroCare, LLC

Impact of Gas Guiding in an Improved Debinding and Sintering Furnace for AM Parts: CFD Simulations and Initial Experimental Results
Tim Ohnweile, Carbolite Gero

Application of Hot Disk Transient Plane Source for Thermal Conductivity Evaluation During Metal Injection Molding: Case of Metal Powders
Artem A. Trofimov, Orton Ceramic Foundation

Dry Ice Cleaning in MIM - Who Needs It?
Steve Wilson, Cold Jet LLC

Powder Production and Metal Injection Molding (MIM) of a Novel Light-Weight, High-Strength, Non-Magnetic Steel, Compared with Ti6Al4V Alloy Alternative
Paul A. Davies, Sandvik Osprey Ltd.

Development of Biobased Feedstock for PIM-Like Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing
Nicolas Charpentier,  Femto-ST, Université de Franche-Comté

Ensuring Hydrogen Availability to Metal Injection Molding Operations During Supply Chain Challenges
David Wolff, NEL Hydrogen

Chemical-Mechanical Surface Finishing of MIM and Binder Jet Components: Observations and Recommendations
Lane Winkelmann, REM Surface Engineering

Mitigating Post-Sinter Distortion in MIM via Machining in the Green State
Levi M. Rust,  ARC Group Worldwide

Building Confidence Through Virtual Metal Injection Molding
Harshal Bhogesra , SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc.

MPIF Standard 35 Metal Injection Molding Materials Standards Update
Michael Stucky, Norwood Medical

Reduction in Shrinkage of Binder Jet Printed Large Stainless-Steel Parts Using Novel Metal Powders
Alexander Paterson, ExOne and Adam Bartel, Tundra

Corrosion Behaviors of Additively Manufactured H13 and Maraging Steel MS1 Tool Steels for Die Casting Mold Applications
Xuehui Yang, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Sintering Behavior of Binder-Jet Printed H-13
James W. Sears, AMAERO

Two Component Micro Powder Injection Molding of Bi-Material Stainless Steel 17-PH and Yttria Stabilized Zirconia
Abu Bakar Sulong, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


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