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Powder Metallurgy Machining

Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar

April 20-21, 2021
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel • State College, PA

Machining is a value-added process that continues to evolve with new machinability additives for powders, cutting tools and techniques. The PM Machinability Seminar returns for the first time since 2017 to address these exciting advancements.


Learn from industry experts about:

  • Fundamental knowledge of machining and tooling
  • An end-user’s view of suppliers’ machining capabilities
  • About additives and machinability
  • How to improve machinability
  • How to select the right cutting fluid & economics of tool choice
  • How coatings can reduce tool wear
  • The impact PM material morphology has on machining
  • Numerous case studies


Register by March 12, 2021, to save with advance rates.


Fee includes breakfasts, lunches, breaks, handouts and binder, and a certificate of completion
  Advance Date March 12 After March 12
MPIF member $950 $1,050
APMI member $1,050 $1,150
Non-member $1,250 $1,350




Program Co-Chairmen: 


Carl Blais, Lavel University

Thorsten Upmeier, Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH

No Camera

Restrictions on Recording. No photography, or audio or video recording of presentations is permitted.


7:00–8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–Noon Morning Session
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
7:30–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–Noon Morning Session
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–4:00 p.m. Afternoon Session

SAMPLE PROGRAM FROM 2017 SEMINAR - Updates Coming Soon

Tuesday, Sample Program

Basic PM Sintering and High-Temperature Sintering: Theory and Practices

Machining of PM Materials—Why is it Different from a Metallurgical Point of View

An Overview of Machining PM Materials— “Read the Process”

PM Material Systems and Machinability

Machinability of PM Steels: Machining Aids and Microstructures

Modern Tools and Techniques for Machining PM Materials

Methods for Evaluating Machinability on PM Parts

Wednesday, Sample Program

Machinability of Ferrous PM Materials: Test Methods and Standards

An Edgy, Cutting Edge View of the Cutting Edge Design of PcBN and PCD Tools

Innovative Use of Statistics and Design of Experiments for PM

Machining Optimization


General Principles to Design & Build a Cutting Tool (Reamers)

Improving the Machinability of PM Steels Using Ultrasound-Assisted Machining (UAM)