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Daily Schedule

    Programming is subject to change



Monday, February 27

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

PIM Tutorial (Includes Lunch)

10:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

MIMA Standards Committee Meeting (Includes Lunch)

1:00–1:45 p.m.

MIMA Board of Directors Meeting (MIMA Board Members Only)

2:00–4:00 p.m.

MIMA Membership Meeting (MIMA Members Only)

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception at ARBURG Technology Center (ATC)

Tuesday, February 28

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–Noon

Technical Session/Process & Product Innovation

Noon–1:00 p.m.


1:00–4:30 p.m.

Technical Session/Process & Product Innovation

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Tabletop Exhibition / Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 1

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Technical Session/Process & Product Innovation

12:00–1:00 p.m.


1:00–4:30 p.m.

Technical Session/Process & Product Innovation

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks



MIM2018 Exhibitors


Case studies will be presented throughout the conference.


MIM2018 Exhibitors

Monday, February 27, 2023   9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Includes Lunch)



   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 28   8:00-8:45 a.m.


Keynote Presentation
Megatrends in Near Net Shape Manufacturing
Dr. Diran Apelian - Distinguished Professor, MSE, Director, ACRC @ UCI


Diran Apelian is Distinguished Professor of MSE at the University of California, Irvine, where he is Director of the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC) and Associate Director of IDMI – Metal Processing.  He is Provost Emeritus and Founding Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, Worcester, Mass.

He received his B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Drexel University in 1968 and his doctorate in materials science and engineering from MIT in 1972. Apelian is a Fellow of TMS, ASM, and APMI; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the European Academy of Sciences, the Armenian Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Apelian is the co-founder of Ascend Elements Inc., Solvus Global LLC, , and Melt Cognition LLC.

It is quite clear that in the 21st century we will need to reinvigorate our efforts to lightweight our infrastructure, reduce carbon footprint during manufacturing, reduce production waste, and recover post-consumer waste and upcycle.  Manufacturing is at an inflection point with the advent of data science, digital manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and the changes we are experiencing in the future of work and the worker. In this presentation, the changes we anticipate in near net shape manufacturing will be reviewed and highlighted covering key industries: transportation, housing and architecture, energy production, batteries, fuel cells, electronics, and  medical devices.  The role of Policy is pivotal as it influences the megatrends that are envisioned. This presentation highlights the policies that need to be shaped by the voice of engineers and technologists to ensure a competitive and a sustainable future.



Technical Session

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

**Click on the speaker name to see the bio**

MIM2018 Exhibitors

Gate Size in Metal Injection Molds
Griffin Seidler, Ruger Precision Metals

The Relationship Between Molding Variables, Green Part Quality Indicators, and Final Sintered Shrinkage Part Quality
Gustavo Mosquera, SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc

Beyond Binder Jetting – Alternate Sinter Based AM Technologies
Benjamin Arnold, Tritone Technologies

Effect of Feedstock, Filament, and Green Part Characteristics on Sintered Properties of Material Extrusion (MEX) 3D Printed Copper
Kameswara Pavan Kumar Ajjarapu, University of Louisville

Influence on MIM Properties of Different Particle Size Distribution of Special Water Atomized Fine Powder
Linus Lidman, Höganäs AB

Hot Disk Thermal Characterization of MIM Parts at Every Production Stage
Artem Trofimov, Orton Ceramic Foundation

Impact of Gas Guiding and Optimal Quantities of Gas Flows During Sintering For Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) Furnace Product Line: CFD Simulations, Customer Feedback, Improved Component Quality
Maximilian Mungenast, Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co. KG

Metal Binder Jetting of Superalloy Impeller for Turbocharger Application
Chad Beamer, Quintus Technologies LLC

CASE STUDY:  Utilizing Metal Injection Molding and AM Binder Jetting in the production of a 316L industrial part
Gaetano Mariella, PTI

Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM)
Gyorgy Attila Harakaly, Incus GmbH

Atomization and Characterization of Ferromagnetic Powders for MIM
John Johnson, FAPMI, Novamet/Ultra Fine Specialty Products

Simulating Sintering Shrinkage and Distortion for Production Success
Andy Roberts, Desktop Metal

Performance of Highly Uniform High Density Multimodal Stainless Steel Powders in Metal Injection Molding
Joseph Schramm, Uniformity Labs

The Missing Link of MIM
Lucas Logan, ARC Group Worldwide

Exploration of Plastic Sintering to Heal Molding Defects of MIM Parts
Caleb Spencer, ARC Group Worldwide

Non-Traditional Sinter-Based Additive Technologies Using Powder Feedstock
Animesh Bose, FAPMI, Desktop Metal

How Ti BJP Compliments Ti MIM
Victor Villarini, TriTech Titanium Parts

Tungsten Carbide PM Products In High Precision And High-performance Engineered Tooling And Wear Solutions
Jeffrey Taylor, Crafts Technology, A Hyperion Materials & Technology Company

Binder System for Powder Injection Molding of NdFeB Permanent Magnets
Vahid Momeni, Institute of Polymer Processing of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Extrusion-based Additive Manufacturing (EAM) of Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloy via Bio-Based Polymer
Hong Wang,  Université de Franche-Comté, FEMTO-ST institute

Additively Manufactured Metal Heat Exchangers for Energy Applications
Julio Jair Izquierdo,  University of Louisville

Printable Filament Design of 316L Stainless Steel Master Alloys
Marina Valero Rodrigo,  Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha

Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloy by Metal Fused Filament Fabrication (MF3)
Sihan Zhang, University of Louisville

Development of Flexible Magnetic Micropillar Actuator via Powder Injection Molding
Jin Wook Park,  Korea Institute of Materials Science - Pusan National University

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