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Daily Schedule

    Programming is subject to change



Monday, February 26

8:00–9:00 a.m.


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 27

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, February 28

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.


1:00–4:30 p.m.

Technical Session

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)



   Matthew Bulger, ATPM Consulting
   Former MIMA President

   This course 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

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MIM2018 Exhibitors

Tuesday AM

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

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

Lithography-Based Metal Manufacturing (LMM)
György Attila Harakaly, Incus GmbH

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

Tuesday PM

Review of Some Sinter-Based Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Animesh Bose, FAPMI, Desktop Metal

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

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

Pre-Sinter Rework of Green Parts to Eliminate Molding Defects of MIM Parts
Caleb Spencer, ARC Group Worldwide

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

Solvent Debinding Series: - Update: comparing overall efficiency of various Solvent Mixtures
David A. Ferguson, MicroCare, LLC

Wednesday AM

Review of the MIM Industry in Europe
Paul A Davies, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing

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

Impact of Gas Guiding and Advanced User-Friendly Binder Handling Solutions for MIM and AM Furnace Product Line: CFD Simulation, Customer Feedback and Binder Handling Solutions
Maximilian Mungenast, Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co. KG

CASE STUDY:  Utilizing Metal Injection Molding and AM Binder Jetting in the Production of a 316L Industrial Part
Gaetano Mariella, Polymer Technologies Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday PM

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

Printable Filament Design of 316L Stainless Steel Master Alloys
Marina ValeroRodrigo, University of Castilla La Mancha 

The Missing Link of MIM
Lucas Logan, ARC Group Worldwide

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

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

Metal Additive Manufacturing by Continuous De-Bind and Sintering of Binder Jetted Products
Stephen Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Co.

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

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