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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)

2:00–4:15 p.m.

MIMA Membership Meeting (MIMA Members Only)

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Facilities Tour at Kymera International
(Bus will be provided)

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

5:30–7:00 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.


1:00–4:45 p.m.

Technical Session

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks



MIM2018 Exhibitors


Case studies will be presented throughout the conference.


MIM2018 Exhibitors

Monday, February 26, 2024   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 27   8:00


Keynote Presentation
ESG/Sustainability: A Smart Decision That Goes Beyond Regulatory Compliance
Barton White, Kymera International


Environmental concerns surrounding industrial manufacturing operations have been around for many decades and a focus for most companies; however, only recently has social and governance issues risen to the surface. Yet when “ESG” is discussed, most will still equate it to environmental controls and the “S” and the “G” are largely forgotten. Not only are the social and governance issues of ESG important, but they should also be as critical as the “E”.

The presentation will focus on all three pillars of ESG and that embracing it is not only the right thing to do but is also the smart thing to do as well. Employee satisfaction, operational efficiencies and profitability will benefit all stakeholders.  From an environmental perspective we will discuss alternate fuels (is electric really the answer?) and what strategies some companies such as Toyota are embracing. Social and governance strategies such as those implemented by Kymera International will be reviewed that has positioned the company to be a leader in employee satisfaction.  .



MIM2018 Exhibitors

Technical Session

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

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


Comparison of MIM & Conventional PM Material Properties, Cost Considerations & Other Business Case Factors for Aftermarket Medical Hardware Component
Jason Osborne, Alpha Precision Group

Metal Injection Molding of Corrosion Resistant Alloys
John Johnson, FAPMI,  Novamet/Ultra Fine Specialty Products

Capitalizing on Hybrid Metal 3D Printing to Reduce Tooling Leadtime
Thomas Houle, LUMEX North America, Matsuura Machinery USA

Utilizing Metal Injection Molding (MIM) in the Manufacture of a Large Tungsten Heavy Alloy WHA - Firearms Component—Problems and Solutions
Guy Mariella,  PTI Tech

Development of Water-Atomized Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printers
Keisuke Itotsubo, Epson Atmix

MIM S7 Tool Steel Properties Versus Composition and Processing
Dwight Webster, Advanced Metalworking Practices

Machine Setup and Significant Parameters to Adjust the MIM Molding Process
Marko Maetzig, ARBURG GmbH + Co KG

Process Optimization Using Simulation Software
Jacob Michaelson, SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding


A Review of the Attributes and Debinding Methodologies of Binders Utilized in  MIM Process
Lane Donoho, Advanced Metalworking Practices

Carbon Foot Print for MIM Furnaces
Maximilian Mungenast, Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co. KG

Metal Additive Manufacturing Complements, not Competes, with Metal Injection Molding
Tibor Gyorfi, Endeavor 3D

Feedstock Development for Metallic Material Extrusion (MEX) of Aluminum Alloys
Margarete Hufnagl, Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Dry Ice - A Sustainable Mold Cleaning Solution
Steve Wilson, Coldjet

Case Study:  Utilizing Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Production of MIM Tooling
Tim Will, Ruger Precision Metals

Combining Quantitative Fractography Tools and Statistics-Based Models to Estimate Fatigue Life in Porous Metals
Ian Wietecha-Reiman, Penn State University

Comparison of Four Different Manufacturing Processes (Production Intent MIM, Machined from Millet, Metal AM and MIM Rapid Prototyping) For Pre-Production Prototypes
Jason Osborne, Alpha Precision Group

Additive Screen Printing: Industrialized AM Technology for Powdered Metals, Ceramics, and Beyond
Eric Bert, Exentis North America

Hydrogen Delivery Issues Requires Sintering Atmosphere Options
David E. Wolff, NEL Hydrogen

Several MIM-like Sinter-based AM Processes
Animesh Bose, FAPMI, Optimus Alloys

Processing of Mesostructured Stainless Steels Using FFF Technology
Juan Jiménez Alumbreros, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) 

Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing as a Complementary Process to MIM
György Attila Harakály,  Incus GmbH

Metal Manufacturing in Space with Sintering Based Extrusion 3D Printing
Fatou Ndiaye, University of Louisville

Thermal Conductivity Characterization Using the Hot Disk Method
Artem A. Trofimov,  Orton Ceramic Foundation

Towards Binder Jetting of Graphene-reinforced Copper for Improving Mechanical and Electrical Properties
Kaustubh Deshmukh, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Physical Characterization Methods for Metal Powders
Jack G. Saad, Micromeritics Instrument Corporation

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